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View Poll Results: Which FL' do you NOT have?
I have ALL of these focal lengths. 13 2.14%
15mm 460 75.78%
18mm 537 88.47%
21mm 362 59.64%
24/25mm 434 71.50%
28mm 300 49.42%
35mm 89 14.66%
40mm 414 68.20%
50mm 51 8.40%
75mm 440 72.49%
85/90mm 228 37.56%
105/135mm 382 62.93%
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Which focal lengths do you NOT have (35mm RF ONLY)
Old 09-30-2013   #1
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Which focal lengths do you NOT have (35mm RF ONLY)

Just for fun... The poll only allows 12 entries so I had to group some FL's. From this list, there are four FL's that I do NOT have:

15mm
21mm
28mm
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I don't have anything wider than a 35. Ironically my lenses have just gotten longer, and I got a 135mm earlier this month.

What I really want is a 21mm...
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I've 21mm, 35mm, 40mm, 50mm & 90mm lenses. The only focal length I'm interested in is 28mm. That's coz my M6 And CLE both have 28mm frame lines, thus eliminating that need for an external viewfinder. I'm considering the CV Ultron 28/2 or the Zeiss 28/2.8. Would really love having a 28mm Summicron or Elmarit but those are way out of my budget right now
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Currently I have: 35, 50, 75. The 75 will go soon, and I'll go down to one rather than two 35's. A 35 (ZM C-Biogon) and a fast 50 are all I really need for the RF kit. I might get a ZM 25 Biogon at some point…

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35/50/90 here.

I'd be happy with just 50mm.
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35/50/90 here.

I'd be happy with just 50mm.
Amen. I only got the 135 because the 90's being calibrated.
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Of the choices on the poll, I have all but a 100/105/135. And I have not used my 90 Tele-Elmarit in years. Fond of the 75 though.
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Old 09-30-2013   #8
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12/28/40/90
and a dirt cheap 50mm
the 90 need a fix, and a faster 40 in the roadmap
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Old 09-30-2013   #9
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For use on Leica RFs I have 25, 35, 50, 90, 135 and for Viso use, 65, 125, 200, 280 and 400.

Still trying to wear them out with almost daily use, but I know they'll comfortably outlive me no matter how often I use them... !
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Old 09-30-2013   #10
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Counting them all, it is more than I thought (or like). At least when cumulated across all RF systems I have, whether fixed or interchangeable, obscure or popular, and including the Contax G1 among them (or the 90mm would fall off the list).

Going through it I must admit I have not that much for RF in the ultrawide department - seems I'm not really one of those people with auto-leveling built in. Somewhere below 75° horizontal AoV (past 24mm) I will regularly screw up the horizon in unpredicted/unintended ways, unless I use a tripod (at which point I'll switch to LF or a panoramic camera), or a SLR with grid screen. Oddly enough I have accumulated two 135mm RF lenses, even though that may be the focal length I like the least...
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Old 09-30-2013   #11
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On the M4 .... 35 summaron ,21 SA ... looking for a 50 summitar
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No 135 since I found it too hard to focus properly...no 15 either, but I have a 12
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I have just bought Elmarit 28mm (type 3) - I was happy to pay 590 EUR for a clean copy with the hood. So now I have 28/35/50/90. The guy who sold me 28mm said he is not using anything else than 35mm (therefore selling). I was thinking that myself I rarely use 90mm but I am afraid if I sell it I can regret later (and you never know if you can buy back at similar price).
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I don't have 15,18,24,105.
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I only have a 35 and 50 , use the 35 mostly . Want a 28 very much , and maybe a 90 later .
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Out of the list, the only ones I DON'T have are 24/25mm, 40mm, 85mm and 105 mm -- but I also don't have 12mm (Voigtländer), 16mm (Zeiss), 19mm (Canon), 20mm (Russar), 33mm (Leica stereo), 60mm (?Konica), 73mm (Hektor), 100mm (?Canon) 125mm (Hektor), 127mm (Wollensak), 180mm Zeiss, 200mm Komura... There are no doubt others I don't have, even among lenses I have in the past owned, and the list above is just the RF coupled lenses. Let in the Visoflex lenses, or uncoupled lenses, to say nothing of Tri-Elmars and the like, and there are lots more.

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Old 10-01-2013   #18
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21, 35, 50

I *might* add a 90.
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a few 35 and 50 and one 90 f2.8 Silver Elmarit.
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I have 35mm and 50mm although mostly the 50mm is waiting at home.....

Consider buying a 90 mm but only if I find one very cheap.
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I have: 35 and 50. Just don't need any others.
Same here. Though for my next birthday, I wouldn't object to a Super Angulon...
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I don't have 15, 18, 28, 40, and 105.

When I first got the Bessa R, I also bought several lenses--21, 28, 35, and 50. I still have the 21 and 35, didn't really get on with the 28 and sold it. And, I also sold the CV 50.

I shoot the 21 quite a lot and do sometimes want wider, so I got a CV 15mm, used that for several rolls and ultimately decided that was a bit too wide for me. I want to use an 18mm for a bit and see if that might be a good fit for me.

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I have just bought Elmarit 28mm (type 3) - I was happy to pay 590 EUR for a clean copy with the hood. So now I have 28/35/50/90. The guy who sold me 28mm said he is not using anything else than 35mm (therefore selling). I was thinking that myself I rarely use 90mm but I am afraid if I sell it I can regret later (and you never know if you can buy back at similar price).
It can get worse, you buy 2 of what you don't really use often or at all

For some reason I believe I need a new 24/25. I'm not sure why though.
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I might have predicted high nimbers for the widest lenses, as well as the longest, and the lowest numbers for 35mm and 50mm, but it is interesting to note that 24/25mm is third highest (as of 1-Oct, 10:21am PST).

I realize this is a small sample size, but I have always thought the 24/25mm FL was more popular.
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Old 10-01-2013   #26
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That's what I don't have (or do no longer have):

18mm
21mm
24/25mm
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90mm

Do I miss one of those? Perhaps the 21mm.
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Easy for me, as i have only a compact 35mm/f2.5 for my camera. Looking for a fast 50 and a 28mm, but both will have to wait till next year.
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I think it would have been easier if people checked off what they had...the most popular votes for the least popular focal lengths is kind of counter-intuitive
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35-50-90-135.

Six lenses total, three of 'em 50mm. All LTM. Don't own any M lenses anymore.
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I voted and do not have a 15, 18, or 21. (yet)
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Just for fun, I don't have anything from 1-34 and from 36-infinity. So that's an infinte number of focal lengths I don't have.
More seriously though, I wouldn't mind something a bit wider and longer, but not yet.
Interestingly (or not) is that the most common are the 50, 35, 85/90, and 28 in that order.
I'd have though fewer people would have had a 40, but I suppose the CL accounts for this?
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I only use 35mm.

I have 50mm lenses that came with the cameras I bought. Never used them, never will, and too much of a hassle to sell.
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I only have what i need 28,35,40,50 a friend loaned me a 90mm to try on my M4 and i hated it
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This poll is just to inspire GAS isn't it?

It's interesting: the focal lengths nearest to the popular FLs suffer: presumably not different enough. The exception is the 28mm, presumably popular as the widest lens you can use a the internal viewfinder of a Leica with.
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As RF lenses, I have these: 21-25-28-32-35-40-45-50-75-80-90-100-105-135.
I also use some SLR lenses with adapters on RF cameras.
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As RF lenses, I have these: 21-25-28-32-35-40-45-50-75-80-90-100-105-135.
I also use some SLR lenses with adapters on RF cameras.
I am a very simple basic photographer.
Mostly the 50mm Collapsible Summicron.
Occasionally the 35mm Summaron f2.8.
Seldom carry both! One or the other.
I have 135mm Tele-Elmar f4.
It is exquisitely sharp, wide open.
I use it less than once a year..

I have hordes of lenses for my SLR systems.
Think i should get adapters for the 28mm Lenses.
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With rangefinders I use 15 / 28 / 35 / 40 / 50 / 90. My most used one is 28.
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My problem is I have four different mounts in RF. LTM, Leidolf, Contax, and Argus. The Leidolf and Argus mounts don't have lenses wider than 35, but they are filled out with what is available. Between the LTM and Contax, neither of them are filled out very well, with 50/100 in LTM, and 50/135 in Contax.

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Just for fun... The poll only allows 12 entries so I had to group some FL's. From this list, there are four FL's that I do NOT have:

15mm
21mm
28mm
40mm
It's been a year since I started this thread, and of the 4 FL's that I didn't have then, there are 3 that I still do not own (15-21-40). I acquired a 28mm (M-Hex) a few weeks ago.
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I still don't have the 105/135mm that is the only focal length mentioned that I didn't have. And I'm unlikely to fill that gap, as this is getting pretty long for an RF camera, and longer than I generally have call for even on SLR.

It's useful for me to rotate through the lenses available to help push me to see a little differently.
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