Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/08/05

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Subject: Re: [Leica] "notoriously crappy" lens
Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2000 12:13:27 EDT

In a message dated 8/5/00 11:52:43 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 

<< Still, the consensus appears to be that the pejorative in 
 question best applies to the Summar.
The 50/2's was an evolutionary process.  Looking back to the very first lens 
of the series it's only logical that it would be the worst.  However there 
was a quantum leap with the rigid Summicron.  From that point on there was 
more progress in contrast (a function of coating techology) than sharpness (a 
design function).