Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/04/08

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Subject: [Leica] Tanar 50mm f/2.0
From: w2imf at (Stephen Goldberg)
Date: Sat Apr 8 16:52:42 2006

Just picked up a pristine Tanar 50mm f/2.0 in Leica screw mount ($15 at a
flea market together with a defunct Tanack IV-S).  From its size and weight
I suspect that it is a Sonnar copy rather than Gauss.  Can anyone confirm my
guess?  Has anyone any experience with this lens?  How does it compare with
a Summitar or Canon f/1.8?  Haven't run any film thru the camera with it
yet.  The lens reminds me of the old Nikkor f/2.0 with close focusing down
to 1.5 feet.
Thanks in advance,

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