Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/02/09

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Subject: Re: 50mm Summarit 1.5
From: Marc James Small <>
Date: Sun, 09 Feb 1997 21:07:50 -0500

At 06:07 PM 2/9/97 -0500, Ed Meyers wrote:

>I bought a 50mm f/1.5 Summarit. Reason is that I borrowed one
>from fellow photo student Don Nichols at R.I.T. about 40 years ago (1957)
>and made one of my best photographs with it -- wide open at f/1.5.
>The soft look is wonderful, when you want it. My Summarit is great
>for shooting at night where light comes into the lens. The "halo"
>look is great, especially in color. I raise my glass to old lenses.

Now, if you'd spoiled yourself with a 1.5/5cm Carl Zeiss Sonnar or even a
current-production 1.5/50 Jupiter-3, you'd understand that 'old' lenses are
not necessarily 'soft'!

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