Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/10/11

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Subject: [Leica] Vacation Camera Lenses: What did NOT work?
From: abridge at (Adam Bridge)
Date: Sat Oct 11 09:18:37 2008
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Good question, Frank! Lots of interesting answers out there.

On our trip to the southwest I took "the world" since we were in the
car and had room. But when I look at what I actually used I see I
shouldn't have taken: 1) any really fast lens. I had the Noct and the
CV fast 35 and didn't mount either of them. 2) "long" lens for the M8
- I had the 90mm and never mounted it. The 50 and 35 Sumicrons were
enough. I did use the CV 24 and 15.

For the Canon 1Ds I took the 560 Telyt and the 70-200 f2.8 IL plus the
24-70 f2.8 and my Leica 100 APO. Only the long zoom and the 560 were
used, the rest were just weight to carry in.

I also took the &*($#&(* Canon G9 to use when cycling.

I think if I had the bucks I'd buy a tri-elmer and it would be my
primary travel lens backed up by the CV fast 35 if I needed to shoot
indoors. Or use the &*(%#&( Canon G9 with its flash.


On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 11:08 PM, Frank Filippone <> 
> As a learning question.....
> We have all been on vacation this past year, with our various cameras and
> lenses.  However, for me, some of the "stuff" I carried around just never
> got used on the trip.  So that we can learn from each other, the question
> is....
> You went on vacation with a bag full of lenses.  Some were ( almost)  never
> used on the trip.  Which lenses were not used, and what was wrong with your
> selection?
> Personally, I brought my Hasselblad outfit.  The 1.4X and 2X Hassy
> Converters never came out of the bag.  The Pacific NorthWest ( Portland and
> Coastal Oregon and California) Scenic  is a wide angle lens kind of place.
> A normal lens is sufficient as long.  However, bring along your wides.....
> you will use them.
> Frank Filippone
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