Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/11/13

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Subject: Re: Opinions Sought: 35mm Summicron R vs M aspheric
From: Alfred Breull <>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 16:55:30 +0100

Great, Tom, and almost completely unbiased: "I've not had a chance to
compare ...", but "it sure looks like the R-cron is better". :)

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At 08:37 13.11.1997 -0500, you wrote:
>Eric Welch,
>First & foremost,  congrats on the R8 purchase & welcome back to Leica ;~)
>            >>the 35 Summicron R is behind not only the 35 Summilux R<<
>However, & not wanting to disagree with a great "shooter" like yourself;
>per the BAS charts, it sure looks like like the R-"cron" is better, In
>particular, the R-"cron" looks much better with regard to contrast. 
>Granted, I've not had a chance to compare both; however, the MSG from
>Lucien might suggest a similar conclusion, "After trying both I made the
>opposite choice". 
>Try to control your flamethrower ;~); just thought I'd share my opinion! 
>Tom D.