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

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Subject: [Leica] Close-focusing with M's
From: images at (Tina Manley)
Date: Fri Mar 21 12:50:06 2008
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At 03:40 PM 3/21/2008, you wrote:
>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.

Thanks, Len.  I'll look at the 90 macro-Elmar.  The new 90 macro that 
I tried at the LHSA required goggles for close-up.  I haven't had a 
problem with the 75 Summilux back focusing.  In fact, it's probably 
my sharpest lens:

I have had a problem with the Noctilux.  Even after sending it in to 
have it matched with my M8, I still can't focus it.  I've given up on 
it and am using my 35/1.4 the way I used to use the Noctilux.  I was 
hoping to find a normal to wide lens that would get a little closer.

Thanks -


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