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Subject: Fw: [Leica] IMG: A Different Way to Use Leica-R Lenses (Corrected URL)
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Tue Jan 27 21:03:43 2009

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA
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Subject: [Leica] IMG: A Different Way to Use Leica-R Lenses

>I enjoy the convenience of digital cameras, but lugging a DSLR with a zoom 
>lens is not my idea of a day out taking photos.  In searching for a prime 
>lens to place on my Oly E-510, I wanted something near normal FL and also 
>capable of producing good images. I also wanted something that would not 
>blow my personal budget.  In looking at Leica-R lenses, I preferred a 
>Wetzlar lens.  This led me to rule out the Elmarit-R 24 and settle on the 
>Elmarit-R 28/2.8.
>>From less than 24 hours with this combination, I will offer these 
> Pros: Good balance when being carried on a neck strap. Very good images. 
> Focuses down to 12 inches.
> Cons: All-manual lens operation.  Less than ideal focusing through the 
> finder.  Better, but awkward, focusing using Live View.
> I am beginning to master the focusing effort through the finder. With the 
> 28mm FL, zone focusing using the DOF scale also works well.
> Two views of the combination are shown here:
> A quick image taken with this combination is shown here:
> Comments and critiques welcomed.
> All this composed and uploaded while dealing with intermittent Internet 
> service because of the ice storm in Kentucky.
> Jim Nichols
> Tullahoma, TN USA
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