Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/03/24

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Subject: [Leica] Lens kit for Europe
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Mon Mar 24 21:37:32 2008

> I know this is the wrong question to ask this group, but here goes anyway.
> ;-)
> We will be in Europe (Germany, Poland, Italy, and possibly others) for 3
> months later this year, and I am going all digital with my M8 and the 
> recently
> purchased Leicanon 20D.  My M8 kit will be the 28 Elmarit Asph, 35 Pre-Asph
> Summilux, and the 50 'Chron.  For the 20D I am planning on the 24 Elmarit 
> R,
> 60 Macro Elmarit, and the 80~200 Vario Elmar R.  Plus extra batteries and
> memory cards.  My question, as this gets a bit over weight, should I leave 
> the
> 80~200 at home or do I really need it?  On my last trip, I had an 
> opertunity
> to shoot an open pit coal mine in Germany and a long lens would have been 
> very
> useful.  Most of my shooting will be architecture and street shots I am
> guessing with the occasional telephoto shot.  Other lenses in my arsenal 
> and
> possible candidates are the 35 Elmarit R, 28~70 Elmar R (original 
> version), 90
> Elmarit R, the 135 Elmarit R or the 200 Telyt.  I really like the Vario 
> Elmar
> R and its range is nice, but it is a heavy chunk of glass.  All this !
>  is goin
> g into a Nat Geo Medium Bag.  Any suggestions?
> Thanks In Advance,
> Gene
A 80~200 is great for car trips. But if your traveling by train in don't
know. Looks like you need wider glass for your m8! At least a 21!

Mark William Rabiner

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