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Subject: [Leica] 21 % 24 Lenses
From: luisripoll at (Luis Ripoll)
Date: Mon Apr 9 08:23:47 2007
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Thanks for your opinion Howard, it's what I think, there's a small
difference between both lenees, and I use very few the 21.

Saludos cordiales

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Howard Cummer
Enviado el: lunes, 09 de abril de 2007 3:06
Asunto: [Leica] 21 % 24 Lenses

Hi Luis,
I have the 21 Elmarit pre Asph (purchased used from Bryan Caldwell several
years ago - thank you again Bryan) and the 24 Elmarit Asph purchased new
from the redoubtable Dr. Yao (thank you Joseph). In use with the M8, in the
field, I don't see much difference in their image cutting abilities at
middle apertures. I know that may be heresy but that's what I see. With the
M8 I lean to using the 24 more than the
21 because with the 24 I don't need a separate view finder. Both lenses at
the moment are visiting Solms to be coded.
Howard (still in Tokyo)
On 9 Apr 2007, at 6:33 AM, wrote

> Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2007 00:24:35 +0200
> From: "Luis Ripoll" <>
> Subject: [Leica] 21 & 24 Lenses
> To: "'Leica Users Group'" <> Hi all, I own a 
> Elmarit M 2,8/21mm (Pre-ASPH), I'm very happy with it, sometimes is 
> some slight vigneting on the corners, in my opinion the Super Angulon 
> R 4/21mm was better, but I'm no general complaints against the 21mm 
> Elmarit.
> Some days ago has been offered me a Elmarit M 2,8/24mm ASPH, I've read 
> great eloges of this lens of a superior quality, but my question are 
> about your experiences comparing the use of both lenses, I think that 
> it make no sense to have both, the difference is very small.
> Probably the 24 would be a better companion for a 35mm, which I'm a 
> great user, and the 21 for the 28 that I use very few.
> Thanks in advance for your comments
> Saludos cordiales
> Luis

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