Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2011/12/18

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Subject: [Leica] M9 with 18mm--very wide alternatives?
From: vick.ko at (Vick Ko)
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2011 08:54:55 -0500
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what would you think of the Leica 18mm or 19mm, with R to M Mount?

Long backfocal distance solves the digital sensor large angle issue.

It is what I use.


On 12/18/2011 7:18 AM, Krieger, Martin wrote:
> For my work the M9 with the new 18mm is ideal. As far as I can tell, there 
> are virtually no good alternatives in the digital world. Probably a full 
> frame SLR with a Zeiss 18mm would be good. But much much bigger, and too 
> obtrusive. And less than full framers seem not to have any very wide angle 
> lenses made for them. I could use the supplementary lens on my LX3, which 
> then gets you to 18mm equivalent.
> In other words, why no very wide alternatives in the digital world if less 
> than full frame? Is it the need for microlenses on the sensor since the 
> angle from the lens is so big?
> MK
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