Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/06/11

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Subject: [Leica] Favorite Non-Leica-Leica Lens?
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Wed Jun 11 09:35:31 2008

Our late beloved Photographer Sal DiMarco was a great advocate for this:
A 180 for the m for more grabbing power.
He pushed hard for this. And told us all about it.
Mark William Rabiner

> From: Philip Forrest <>
> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <>
> Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 11:39:59 -0400
> To: Leica Users Group <>, Seth Rosner
> <>
> Subject: Re: [Leica] Favorite Non-Leica-Leica Lens?
> Wide open and close up it would be very difficult. The 180mm f/2.8 at
> close focus and max aperture has just barely more depth of field than a
> Noctilux. The fact that a 180mm lens would usually be used over much
> longer distances past say, 25 feet would enable the user to accurately
> focus the lens. This of course, is all dependent upon the accuracy of
> the camera's RF and the VF magnification. A 1.25x magnifier would be a
> must have for this application. I think it it could be pulled off if
> using an M3 with its great VF magnification and very wide EBL.
> Other than that, I just love doing stuff like this because I can. The
> challenge of making it work is the whole reason.
> Phil
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