Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2019/03/21

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Subject: [Leica] Steinheil - Douglas
From: amr3 at (Alan Magayne-Roshak)
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:41:56 -0500

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 Jean-Michel Mertz <j2m46 at>wrote:

>Thank you, Douglas, for your comment. Well, looking at ebay prices this
Steinheil lens is currently fetching, the price I'm quoting seems quite
>reasonable. Too much for a "good but not great" lens? That's the question!
By the way, I think I'd gladly welcome a list of the lenses the LUG would
>classify as "great"! JM

>Jean-Michel Mertz
>68750 - Bergheim
1. I would list as "surprising" a lens I have - an 85mm f/1.5 Enna Lithagon
in Leica thread mount.  At f/1.5 and f/2 it has a glow over a sharp image,
and by f/8 gets very sharp.  It's so heavy that it has its own tripod
socket.  I was given this lens by a man who used to manage the Burke &
James lens bank, but I had to take it apart and re-synchronize the RF
helixes.  Now that doesn't matter with my Fuji X-E2 and EVF.

2. If you can find a good example: Canon 50mm f/1.2 LTM.
See large.
At f/1.2 - <
At f/1.4 through a windshield - <

3. The 85mm f/2 Nikkor LTM.  See large.

4.  The 35mm f/1.8 Nikkor in LTM.

Alan Magayne-Roshak, Senior Photographer
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Photo Services
UPAA Photographer of the Year 1978
UPAA Master of the Profession 2014
amr3 at

"All the technique in the world doesn't compensate
 for an inability to notice. " - Elliott Erwitt

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