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    Another New/Old lens for the Leicas

    Have been hunting one of these in mint condition and the Brown truck brought it today. It's mainly for the IIIG Leica to give me a a fast LTM for it but I'm sure it will see some time on the M8. Where's that 50 LTM to M-mount adapter?

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    Re: Another New/Old lens for the Leicas

    It's a better lens that its internet reputation, and it works quite well with a digital sensor. Here's an example from my "mint" copy on an R-D1...


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    Re: Another New/Old lens for the Leicas

    I figured it would be better than its internet reputation. Too many are obsessed with "sharpness" rather than light. I look for light more than "sharpness."

    I guess I like Goethe crying to the end, "More light."

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    Re: Another New/Old lens for the Leicas

    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
    It's a better lens that its internet reputation, and it works quite well with a digital sensor. Here's an example from my "mint" copy on an R-D1...


    Nice mix of colors in the picture, and your daughter has very nice blue eyes.

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    Re: Another New/Old lens for the Leicas

    Coool John,
    Congrats!!
    Look forward to some pixs
    I love the old canon lenses....they hsve a wonderful warm Glow & Charm
    I have a 35/1.8 and 28/2.8

    that 50 looks Divine..... Where did you find it, if I may ask ?

    BTW, Great Shot KEVIN
    Cheers! Helen

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    Re: Another New/Old lens for the Leicas

    Thanks! My daughter is a patient model... and that comes in handy when working at f1.2

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