Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/10/26

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Subject: [Leica] R Mid-Range Zooms
From: richard at (Richard Man)
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2010 00:58:48 -0700
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I know this may be heresy on the Leica list, and I am speaking without
experience here, because I do not use the R glass, or the Alpha machine.

But if you do not already have R glasses, unless you are convinced that R
glass is just so much better than Zeiss/Sony (or heck, Nikon or Canon, for
that matter), why not just use the vendor's glass?

You will get whatever automation that the camera affords, and that has to
worth a lot.

What I may do though, is to find one or two "holy grail" of R glass. I heard
the 100 macro is particularly stellar?

This of course does not apply if you already own the R lens or can get ones
at bargain basement prices etc.

On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 5:50 PM, James Laird <digiratidoc at> 

> Just to get off the D700 thread, I'd like the LUG's opinions of the
> 28-70 and 35-70 R zooms. Are they just rebadged Minolta lenses that
> are built better? Opinions for or against would be appreciated. I'm
> looking for a good zoom for my new Sony A900, and would be willing to
> use R glass with an adapter if it's worth the trouble, or should I
> just stick with Minolta/Sony/Zeiss glass?
> Jim Laird
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