Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/09/25

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Subject: [Leica] M8 WONDER MACHINE! :-)
From: tedgrant at (Ted Grant)
Date: Mon Sep 25 06:13:05 2006
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Mark Rabiner asked:
Subject: Re: [Leica] M8 WONDER MACHINE! :-)

> Ted you're saying it looks like:
> Three bodies puts me back in business with this system. Digital M
> shooting....
> But what about this new ultra wide Tri harder Elmar 16?<<

> The Leica Tri-Elmar-M 1:4 16-18-21mm ASPH lens
> Which translates to a 21, 24 and 28 mm.
> would that feel like two cameras?<<<

G'day Mark,
I've never had any inclination for "tri-lenses" and much prefer to work as 
I've always done by the feel or weight of the camera as I lift it to my eye 
without looking at what lens it is. The tri-lens means an extra moment lost 
in setting or re-setting to the focal length required rather than 

I'm sure it's a very fine lens indeed, but probably adds to the weight.

>The other body hanging off my neck might have a 50 on it.
> For when I need some grabbing power.
> Say a Noct which in your case seems to be your signature medical lens.
> Becoming now a short telephoto grabber.
> A 66.5mm f1.<<<

Having used the Noctilux on the M8 the other day and seen the results, the 
Noctilux really comes to it's best, The added focal length due to digital 
makes it an amazing tool.
> A Noct with some pulling power is one way to phrase it.f1 and be there.<<

 Absolutely! :-)


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