Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/05/25

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Subject: Re: R Series Question
From: (Tan Roland)
Date: Sun, 26 May 1996 09:38:02 +0800

I use the Leica APO 2x with the APO 180 Telyt with absolutely no noticeable
degradation in image quality, up to 16x20 which is my max print size. I am
not sure about the 2x non APO but I would believe it is the same.


At 04:22 PM 5/25/96 -0700, you wrote:
>You wrote: 
>>But converters always lower resolution/contrast, though I have hopes 
>>Leica one will do better.
>>Does anyone have any experience with the Leica 2x, and if so, how 
>close will
>>it come to the sharpness/contrast/etc. of the plain 180?
>>All comments appreciated.  Many thanks. 
>>David Young:
>    I own one of the Leica 2x tc's.  I have no problem with it 
>optically.  In fact if you look at the resolution charts, generally a 
>telephoto lens has lower resolution than a shorter lens and still be 
>considered excellent.  Everything in life is a series of tradeoffs.  
>Yes the 180 f4.0 will most probably outperform the 90 f2 and the 2x tc. 
>But, if weight is a real problem for you then go with it, you should 
>find a dealer that will let you take a few exposures with the TC and 
>see if the resulting pictures are exceptable to you .
>John N3BVH