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

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Subject: [Leica] R Mid-Range Zooms
From: leicar at (Aram Langhans)
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2010 07:53:16 -0700
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Jim.  I have the 35-70/4.  It is a superb lens.  I understand it to be Leica 
designed front to back, but built in Japan, so not a rebadged Minolta.  At 
f-4 it is a bit limiting at times in low light, but can't say anything bad 
about its performance.

If you are going Sony, you also have the option of the CZ 24-70/2.8 which I 
read is an outstanding lens, too, plus more range and 2.8 to boot.


> From: James Laird <digiratidoc at>
> Subject: [Leica] R Mid-Range Zooms
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> 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