Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/08/07

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 35mm Summicron, version differences
From: John Brownlow <>
Date: Mon, 07 Aug 2000 17:17:07 -0400

on 7/8/00 5:00 pm, Dan Cardish at wrote:

> This has been my point (sometimes misunderstood) about Erwin's reports.
> Erwin is definitely able to find differences between lenses, and I have no
> argument with people who find those differences important, but I believe
> that many LUGers needlessly base their buying decisions in the belief that
> their photographs will be significantly better with the "better" lens.  I
> am convinced that most LUGers (certainly I include myself here) cannot
> distinguish a photograph taken with an older "poor" lens from one taken
> with the latest and greatest version, when viewing the print as it normally
> would be viewed.

I agree on your general point but respectfully disagree on one specific: I'm
sure most people even on THIS group would be able to distinguish between a
35 pre asph lux and the asph version wide open.
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Johnny Deadman