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Subject: [Leica] Zeiss Normal 50mm f/2 Planar T* ZM
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2009 17:57:10 -0500
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I know you don't like to be reminded of this, but the Leica-R lenses work 
great on the Oly 4/3 bodies with an adapter.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Rabiner" <mark at>
To: "Leica Users Group" <lug at>
Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 5:52 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Zeiss Normal 50mm f/2 Planar T* ZM

>> Mark, I know you are speaking about the Summicron for the M, but, now the
>> owner of a Summicron-R, I would have to agree with you.  I can't speak 
>> for
>> the similarities between the two, but I find the Summicron-R to be one of
>> the best lenses that I have owned.
>> Jim Nichols
>> Tullahoma, TN USA
> A 50mm Summicron R or M would certainly had the Leica look  but with an R
> you have a slightly less bright and snappy screen to see and focused with. 
> A
> case can be make for a 1.4 with an SLR while the beauty of a rangefinder
> camera is we don't rally need fast glass.
> So many shots being shot with 1.4 glass with the automatic diaphragm
> stopping down to F 8 and be there.
> All that unnecessarily large glass to air area.
> And size and weight.
> Looks like Leica R has passed me by I never got the chance to play with
> them.
> Mark William Rabiner
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