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Ajay C wrote:
APO Telyt 280/4, probably the finest Leica R tele, if you can find a copy.
Is that the lens that was designed for naval reconissance? There is an R tele in that range that people here are always looking for, but I can't remember which one it is.
The regular 180 F4 is very cheap/common/light with decent IQ and can be found for $2-400. The 180 2.8 v1 is a very heavy lens for it's size and runs $5-600. I sold both because I was not super impressed with IQ and found myself using my 200 1.8L or my 135L w/ teleconverter instead. Seems like if you are going for it, get the best lens you can afford (eg the 180 apo 3.4 vs the older 180 f4 etc). Disclaimer that I have not shot the newer 180, but by all accounts I have read it is much better than the old and still reasonably affordable.