Pentax, and of course Nikon all make good equipment, but so far
most of my time has been with Leica.
review is based on my over 30
years experience with Leicas, from model III's, through the
M-series. I still have three R-series Leicas in full use.
most fabulous lens Leica has produced is their APO-Telyt-R f2.8/280.
With the 1.4 tele-adapter this becomes an even more formidable piece
daily workhorses are the Elmarit-R f2.8, 28mm. For serious and sustained
photography a 35mm lens is not wide enough. I have never had a need
of a "normal" lens, which would be 50mm in this format.
would I like to add to my Leica arsenal? I need more APO lenses.
I understand Leica has a 100 mm Macro-APO. It would also be great
to have a Leica 15mm lens. For wildlife photography an APO telephoto
lens and a 70-210mm zoom lens would sure make it easier to capture
exotic creatures on film.
recently loaned us a 100 mm lens, see link at the bottom to view
sure to read the reviews about each and every Leica
lens. Some of the lesser Leica cameras are made in Japan by
the same OEM which makes cameras costing much less. A few of the
lenses with the Leica name plate were (by mistake) made by offshore
lens factories which were less than Leitz quality. Sigma and Tamron
lenses have proved unsatisfactory. We had two lenses of this category
donated and the images fuzzed out even at 8x10 size of enlargement.
Never buy a cheap lens. Cheap lenses are a total waste of money.
If you have a Minolta camera buy Minolta lenses; if you have a Nikon
do not buy a lens of lesser quality.
to buy your Leica camera? FLAAR get lots of equipment of this nature
at Stan Tamarkin camera company. I have been a customer there for
over a decade. 1-800 289-5342, fax 212 677-8570.
Time VR movie of Leica Lens
for information on other aspects
of cameras and photography.
for information on panorama camera
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