Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/03/21

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Subject: [Leica] Close-focusing with M's
From: len-1 at (Leonard Taupier)
Date: Fri Mar 21 12:40:39 2008
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For close focusing and magnification, without goggles, the 90mm macro- 
Elmar is the best. It focuses to .77M and gives a 1:6.7 photo. If you  
compare this to the 90mm summicron which focuses to only 1M and gives  
a 1:9 photo.

Second best I would say is the 75mm Summicron. Focus to .7M and gives  
1:7 magnification. I would not use the 75mm Summilux close up with an  
M8 because of the back focus issues with this lens.

I shoot about 75 flower photos per month with the 90 macro and mostly  
without goggles.


On Mar 21, 2008, at 2:51 PM, Tina Manley wrote:

> LUG experts -
> Which M lens will focus closest on the M's without any extra eyes  
> or anything?  I've got the 50 DR with the eyes but it's very  
> awkward to use.
> Thanks -
> Tina
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