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Bruno the first part about fast was a reply to Mark,

 

 

........ the camera looks ok price is ok I will eventually wonder how non leica lenses will perform like the old Russian fast 50mm jobs

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Physics say: the lenses are either fast or small - for the target audience of the T, small is certainly more important. Add to that, that Leica does produce a nice selection of fast M primes. But as the T system grows, faster lenses certainly will come.

 

Best regards,

Peter

 

Nor does Leica want to produce something that competes directly with their top-dog. Remember the CL? It stole sales of the M5.

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I will start with the 50 Lux on the T, maybe the zoom. The Zoom on the Leica X Vario is outstanding, please do not forget this. Nonetheless I hope for some primes in the Lux class...

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There are small cameras and fast lenses and I probably see and use more cameras on a daily basis than most here so I do know what is out there Last workshop I had 3 students who probably owned everything made. One has four wheeled bags full of cameras and lenses all bought in the last few years, sure a collector but also serious in his craft as a photographer.

 

If you're looking for fast lenses to provide shallow depth of field, your best bets right now are FF Canon/Nikon/Leica M. APS-C is not the right place to start

 

The T is not a camera that would sell well with a 18-56/2. Even a 23/1.4 is a stretch, as it would be noticeably heavier and larger than with the offered 23/2. The Fuji's have faster lenses, and they are larger and heavier with them, but they are more enthusiast oriented so that's fine.

 

As for your 3 students or yourself owning everything made, that is just a ridiculous statement. I can guarantee than many on this forum and that definitely includes me have items you or your three students don't have and have likely never seen. I certainly don't have everything by a wide margin, but in photography there are many specialized things that have only been made in very small numbers.

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- it took Nikon a decade to build "the Nikon System" as it eventually came to rule the 35mm world.

 

So one would buy whatever system is complete enough for you today and re-visit the T in a decade or so?

 

It has been about 6 years since the S2 was announced in DPReview and it took a while for the announced lenses to become available and I don't think some are out yet - 30mm tilt shift and 300mm. Likewise, a lot of Nikon shooters have been waiting on a vaguely rumored 17mm TSE for a few years now. Some are buying the Canon 17 TSE and Sony A7r instead of waiting.

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Henning I know what camera lenses are out there, the thread is not about finding lenses it is about that the auto lenses available in the T system were slow in my opinion. I did not ask for advice

 

Where did I say that I was looking for lenses?

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Henning I know what camera lenses are out there, the thread is not about finding lenses it is about that the auto lenses available in the T system were slow in my opinion. I did not ask for advice

 

Where did I say that I was looking for lenses?

 

I know you're not looking for advice, it's too bad though your original post didn't say anything about auto lenses.

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I am surprised Leica did not introduce an ultra compact 28 Elmarit to go with the T. This would have been desired by even the M users. Maybe they might launch it around Photokina.

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If you read you will see that I am referring to the prime and the zoom on offer ..............

 

If you overlook the fact they also 'offered' mounting every M lens on the T-system at the same time. Which I guess you did.

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I am surprised Leica did not introduce an ultra compact 28 Elmarit to go with the T. This would have been desired by even the M users. Maybe they might launch it around Photokina.

 

I'm a M user, I have an ultra compact 28mm Elmarit. It will fit on the T-system too.

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