Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/01/29

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Subject: [Leica] Lens compatibility
From: kididdoc at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Thu Jan 29 13:16:05 2009
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On Jan 29, 2009, at 10:45 AM, Henning Wulff wrote:

> At 9:35 AM -0500 1/29/09, Don Dory wrote:
>> Stephen,
>> No worries as all of your lenses will work fine excepting the  
>> Noct.  From
>> what I have read and from luggers out there, it is almost  
>> impossible to get
>> the Noct to focus properly wide open even after adjusting the Noct  
>> to a
>> specific M8 rangefinder.  My personal belief is that the relatively  
>> large
>> spherical aberation of the Noct means that there is only one point  
>> of sharp
>> focus wide open so that unless you hit that point with your  
>> focusing patch
>> the image doesn't work.  This is not such bad news as you can  
>> achieve most
>> of the look by using a Canon LTM 50 F1.4 which will largely give  
>> that lovely
>> sharp unsharp look at 1.4.  However, nothing works like the Noct to  
>> kill
>> flare so if you do a lot of theater work probably your best choice  
>> is first
>> the 50 ASPH followed by the Konica 60 1.2.
> Don't listen to this. The Noct works fine on both my cameras;  
> probably better than it did on any film bodies that I have/had due  
> to the smaller sensor cutting the corners. I did send one body and  
> the lens to get adjusted in Solms last summer, but even before that  
> it was quite workable. Now it's dead on and easy. The 50 ASPH is an  
> outstanding lens, but it's not f/1 and the look is completely  
> different.

likewise here... at f1 or out in AZ,


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