[LRflex] Re: walk around lens R3 (was: Anyone using Angenieux)

  • From: Gary E <ge_crocus@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Leica Reflex <leicareflex@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2011 06:04:34 -0800 (PST)

If you find yourself using the 50mm more than other focal lengths, the 
Summicron is definitely one for the bag.  I sometimes find myself a little lazy 
and use the zoom, but for some reason it's at 40 to 50mm most of the time.  My 
favorite focal length for the M is also the 40 Summicron-C and 50 Summicron.  
If you like to shoot wide in the 15 to 21 range, the 19mm Elmarit version 2 is 
probably one of the best wide angles on the other side of the 21mm Zeiss.


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From: "Axel Collier" <axel.collier@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [LRflex] Re: walk around lens R3 (was: Anyone using Angenieux)
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 19:37:50 +0100

Thank you Aram
thanks everybody for the beautifull pictures and the interesting comments. 
One day i want to be as good as you guys, but i am only addicted since two 
years, so i guess i have some time left to catch up ;-)
This is not a walk in the park for me, but i will do my best to communicate 
what i want. 
@ Richard from Michigan and Douglas
"I'd suggest asking what kind of 'walking around' is it you most frequently 
do." I agree that is a key question.
But I am afraid there is no easy answer. I take pictures everywhere and all the 
time .. Mostly people, dogs in action, cycling, low light situations, but also 
nature ... 
If I were only interested in one kind of photography, it would be easier. Take 
a look at my Flickr page if you want to know 
(Do not take my first film experiments to seriously, i only wanted to try 
things etc. Take a look at my sets, at the right of the screen, I think that 
says it all ... )
I agree with Richard (and others like Herman) that primes are important tools, 
he likes them and so do I !
I agree with Dougles (and 'ultra wild' Philippe) about the wider angles. I like 
them a lot. Beautifull pictures Douglas, very nice. I have a 24mm Ais Nikon, 
manual focus off course, not since long, but I use it with my FE-Nikon, and i 
love it. 24mm is wide enough for me to get the feeling. What would 19mm be like 
???? I wonder.
But sometimes you need a zoom just to get the (a?) shot ...
If Gary, Aram, Robert, and William are convinced that the 35-70mm f4 is great, 
it must be very very good ;-)
I do not want to start a debate 'primes vs. zooms'. 
So maybee i should get both ?!
But i have to start somewhere. 
So maybee you can send me some pictures. I want to know which lens would give 
me the best Leica look for the money. 
Is it a 19mm, a 28mm, a 35mm f2, a 50mm summicron, the 35-70mm? 
Show me some of your work, pictures that are different, that i think will help 
me best
Aram for example has the zoom and the prime ... He could send me pictures of 
both ? 
thank you so much in advance
greetings, Axel


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