Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/10/06

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Subject: [Leica] Zeiss Normal 50mm f/2 Planar T* ZM
From: rsphotoimages at (rsphoto's email)
Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2009 21:29:57 -0700
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I only wish it had only cost $200.00 at the time.

I also bought the 100 f2 (Very German) and the amazing and very goofy- 
looking Japanese 21mm f2.8 and also the 300 f4.  And the Best-Bang-For- 
The--Buck 135mm f2.8, for that matter.

None of them cheap, especially the 21mm f2.8.  But what a lens.

All stolen with my RTS II and RX.

Oh, and my Photo Grey card.  Secret Navy Invisible Writing all over  
it, so they thought.

 From a locked car in front of my garage in daylight.  I was home.   
Nobody saw nuttin'...


On Oct 6, 2009, at 3:33 PM, Mark Rabiner wrote:

> Although I now shoot Leica R8 and 9, I previously shot a lot with the
> Contax RX and RTSII.  The on-camera lens was always the Carl Zeiss
> Planar 50/1.4.  Back then Carl Zeiss Germany and Japan used Schott
> billets for their lens blanks.

Except that there was no Carl no Germany you were shooting with a  
lens which is why it cost 200 bucks and not 2000.

Mark William Rabiner

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