Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/08/05

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Subject: 180mm Apo
From: Thomas Pindelski <>
Date: Mon, 05 Aug 96 07:51:00 PDT
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"At 06:59 PM 8/2/96 -0400, you wrote:

>generation lens 98mm, and the third 116mm.  I believe the first-generation
>lens' center resolution figure of 280mm was the highest the Laboratory had
>ever encountered.

Then they never encountered the 180 Apo telyt. It has, according to U.S.
Navy tests I saw once, a center resolution of higher than 400 and edges were
375. No wonder people think they are consistent to the edges. Only Tech Pan
film has a hope of discerning a difference, and even then, testing technique
would have to be laboratory quality.

Eric Welch
Grants Pass Daily Courier
NPPA Region 11 JIB Chair"

Seconded.  Without the benefit (?) of resolution charts, pictures taken with 
the 180mm Apo Tely-R f/3.4 just jump out at you.  This is one impressive 
lens, and available at decent prices on the second hand market.