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Roger Hicks
01-14-2010, 01:09
At photokina I think I'll suggest a new, slow, pancake wide-angle that can be left on the body all day, all week: a Color-Skopar 24/7...

Cheers,

R.

le vrai rdu
01-14-2010, 01:12
f7 lens ?

is it a joke ?

zuikologist
01-14-2010, 01:20
f7 lens ?

is it a joke ?

: ) Yes :)

Keith
01-14-2010, 01:23
: ) Yes :)


24/7 ... "all day every day!"

I just got it. :D

Roger Hicks
01-14-2010, 01:32
Sorry, Keith. The joke probably works best for those whose native language is American, not English or Strine.

Frances suggests a 24/5 and something else for the weekends. A 48/2, perhaps?

Cheers,

R.

Keith
01-14-2010, 01:36
If it was an Elmar it would be 24.2/7.2 ... because you always get that little bit extra with Leica! :p

douwe
01-14-2010, 01:37
Something to shoot with carry all day long? I'd consider a 9mm.

Turtle
01-14-2010, 01:41
Nice one... Well, it may be a joke, but perhaps ask him to ask Zeiss for a ZM 25 f4! I am surprised with the 21 4.5 and Leica's 24 3.8 they have left this gap.

I loved my Ektar 203 f7.7 even if it had a silly aperture. Wish I had never sold it.

Bobfrance
01-14-2010, 01:44
How about a 2/30?

Sounds odd I know, but I'm sure it will be popular with dentists. ;)

Robin Harrison
01-14-2010, 03:29
Nice one... Well, it may be a joke, but perhaps ask him to ask Zeiss for a ZM 25 f4! I am surprised with the 21 4.5 and Leica's 24 3.8 they have left this gap.

I loved my Ektar 203 f7.7 even if it had a silly aperture. Wish I had never sold it.

I just picked up one of these Ektars. No aperture scale, though. Need to create one some how, maybe by mounting and spot metering through a DSLR in A mode, and marking every time the shutter speed changes by a stop?

Anyway...I never liked the strict adherance to 'standard' focal lengths and relative apertures, espeically for SLR lenses. Pentax Limited AF primes are the only recent exception. Consider the case of the 50mm f1.4 and 35mm f1.4 lenses in a given manufacturer's line-up. Traditionally, the former would be a reasonably-priced lens, and the latter a more exotic expensive lens. In trying to hit the two benchmarks of 35mm and f1.4, they have to pull out all the stops. Sure, go wider than 50, and keep it fast, but compromise a little on the numbers on both counts and you might be able to design a lens with better performance at a better price, a 38mm f1.6, or somethng.

Oh wait...the AR Hexanon 40mm f1.8....that's a pretty good example!

Next wish from Voigtlander? Hmm. A collapsible 35mm f2. Or a really compact 28mm f2.5.

jmilkins
01-14-2010, 04:01
hah ha! Or LOL if you're GenY.

24/7 might be a bit hard to stick with all year...so maybe a 48/52?

(lovely, a joke for my 5 year anniversary and 500th post. Whoopee!)

Sparrow
01-14-2010, 04:08
How about a 2/30?

Sounds odd I know, but I'm sure it will be popular with dentists. ;)

open wide? rather than wide open :)

one would need to shop-around for a 7/11 ;)

Spyderman
01-14-2010, 04:34
And a special comemmorative edition for the US market only: 9/11

jtzordon
01-14-2010, 04:40
hah ha! Or LOL if you're GenY.



I prefer RFLMAO.:p

Bobfrance
01-14-2010, 04:47
There's an even chance he'll release a 50/50.

Arf!

spiderfrank
01-14-2010, 04:54
A new lens for women only: 77/2

sorry if English speaking cannot understand the joke... :p

Ciao from Italy!

Franco

Keith
01-14-2010, 04:58
And for those who like to get what they give ... the 60/9 :p

Bobfrance
01-14-2010, 05:12
And for those who like to get what they give ... the 60/9 :p

Slow and long. Sounds like a winner. ;)

Benjamin
01-14-2010, 05:14
A 20/20 perhaps?

It won't be fit for those that wear glasses however.

spiderfrank
01-14-2010, 05:19
And for those who like to get what they give ... the 60/9 :p

Do you mean the new retrofocus design 69/2 , perhaps ?

rbiemer
01-14-2010, 07:10
Maybe a pan-focus lens for the food photographers?
Rob

BillBingham2
01-14-2010, 07:21
What about a long slow lens to use all the time too, say a 365/24?

B2 (;->

BillBingham2
01-14-2010, 07:25
A new lens for women only: 77/2

sorry if English speaking cannot understand the joke... :p

Ciao from Italy!

Franco

So Franco, send me a PM and help me understand! I want to learn!

Thanks.

B2 (;->

(and what do you call a person who can only speak one language....American :eek::eek::eek::bang:)

oldoc
01-14-2010, 07:33
I'm looking forward to the 365/2.4.
Probably need quite a finder for that puppy...and a lift!
Maybe it just needs to be the slower summarit f24...

oldoc
01-14-2010, 07:36
I want a fast 24/25 like the 1,2/35 Nokton. I'll be Mr. Kobayashi's bestest new friend.

Or a 28/1.4.
I'd settle.
Imagine the possibilities for us m8 guys: a real 35 length lux...

Michiel Fokkema
01-14-2010, 07:45
I'd really like a fast 85/90. 1.4 or so. Will go perfectly with the 35/1.2
And this is no joke.

Cheers,

Michiel Fokkema

hans voralberg
01-14-2010, 07:57
I'd really like a fast 85/90. 1.4 or so. Will go perfectly with the 35/1.2
And this is no joke.

Cheers,

Michiel Fokkema

And VC will have to make a body with long enough EBL to focus it

oldoc
01-14-2010, 08:41
Well...you might be right,Double Negative, but if I met him, I'd see no harm in asking.
The Grand Bartender couldn't keep 'em in stock!

venchka
01-14-2010, 08:56
...

I loved my Ektar 203 f7.7 even if it had a silly aperture. Wish I had never sold it.

I want one. When I can decide what to sell to fund the purchase. Pair it with the 127/4.7 for the ultimate tiny, light, small, sharp, backpacking Dynamic Duo.

ampguy
01-14-2010, 10:50
Those are the high side of the odds your sample will be a good one :p

There's an even chance he'll release a 50/50.

Arf!

Becoming
01-14-2010, 11:28
Just an M mount 75/2.5 and I'd be happy. I know it sounds fussy but I do love the simplicity of native mounts. Actually make that a 75/2 and I'll be over the moon.

They'll have to release it pretty quick though cause I'll be buying the LTM 75 soon!

Ducky
01-14-2010, 12:25
Re: the OP. I wonder if the 24/7 will be coated for winter shooting.

NIKON KIU
01-14-2010, 12:39
Question is, do you think Mr. K. would offer it in SC mount?

Kiu

Roger Hicks
01-14-2010, 12:43
Re: the OP. I wonder if the 24/7 will be coated for winter shooting.

Good point. We need three versions:

Multicoated for frequent use below freezing.

Single coated for temperate climes.

Uncoated or 'tropical' version.

Cheers,

R.

KoNickon
01-14-2010, 12:53
Yeah, I don't get the 77/2 either.

I think a nice workaday lens would be a 9 (cm) 2.5 ("two five").

JoeV
01-14-2010, 15:55
My guess: "77" is like "69", but you get "8 more". ;)

~Joe

Brian Sweeney
01-14-2010, 16:07
I- 69 / 28

FSU'rs will get it.

hans voralberg
01-14-2010, 16:27
I- 69 / 28

FSU'rs will get it.

Work from 6 -> 9, 28 days a month?

robklurfield
01-14-2010, 16:33
the new CV 24/7 camera has a fixed-focus lens that produces fuzzy, glassy-eyed images and has been optimized with a revolutionary new coating technology that incorporates alkaloid chemistry (aka, caffeine). it is perfect for all lighting conditions and can be set for self-timer exposure durations of up to eight hours in case the user nods off.

Trius
01-14-2010, 17:28
How about a 300/64 for landscapes in the US and Canadian west ...

sahe69
01-14-2010, 17:30
A wideangle Nokton 1.4 would be really nice. I wouldn't even care much if it was 28, 25/24 or 21 as long as the full bore pics would be useable and price in CV's normal range for such lenses.

robklurfield
01-14-2010, 17:37
Also known as the "Sarah Palin, I can see Russia from my back porch lens."

BTW, do you know which side the US was on in WWII and who we fought? Good. Glad you do. Palin doesn't. McCain would have done better with Michael Palin as his running mate.

How about a 300/64 for landscapes in the US and Canadian west ...

Ducky
01-14-2010, 17:53
McCain would have done better with Michael Palin as his running mate.

We would be guaranteed a bureau of Funny Walks.

Glenn2
01-14-2010, 17:56
How about a 300/64 for landscapes in the US and Canadian west ...

I think the west coast is more 4/20 ..... ;-)

flip
01-14-2010, 18:02
A guy back in California told me he found a 16/20 - quite a smoking lens, but a bit slow.

larmarv916
01-14-2010, 18:20
Ok...what we have is a 7-365mm "click" style zoom for M Leica's, It is has 24 elements....a single F stop... F12 So it's hand holdable. But it's the viewfinder that's the kicker. The camera mounts to "it"...full zoom, needs D batteries to operate. Yeah that's the only lens you'll ever need..batteries not included.

jvan01
01-14-2010, 18:30
a 24 or 25 / f2 would be great.

Stephen S. Mack
01-14-2010, 18:42
Very good, Roger!

I usually try to pull off things like that around the house, but my wife and daughter roll their eyes,:rolleyes: and my daughter says I need new material...

With best regards.

Stephen

BTW: I really like your books and website, meaning both you and Frances. If you two didn't exist, you'd need to be invented!:D

JPresley
01-14-2010, 18:51
Kobayashi-san can't do everything. Some things only Leica can do.

Like the Leica M-16. It may not take the best picture of its subject, but it's guaranteed to take the last.

isorgb
02-10-2010, 05:28
How about a 2/30?

Sounds odd I know, but I'm sure it will be popular with dentists. ;)

I will take this lens. Do you have one for me? Now?!?!?!
;)

feenej
02-10-2010, 06:06
Ha, good one.