Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/12/16

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M & R lens differences
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 09:37:02 +0100

Henning J Wulff <> writes:

    >> A german magazine recently rated the M 2.8/21 Asph the best wide angle
    >> lens they ever tested.

     > Unless they had a completely different version of the 21/2.8 ASPH than
     > I have, I would strongly object to that. The 21 ASPH is the best
     > _retrofocus_ lens of 21mm or wider I have ever used, but unless eveness
     > of illumination is more important to them than sharpness and lack of
     > distortion, I can't see how they could come to that conclusion. The
     > Elmarit ASPH is an excellent lens, and a definite improvement over the
     > previous 21/2.8, but it is no Super Angulon 3.4, or Biogon 4.5 for that
     > matter.

I think they never tested the 3.4/21 SA. I didn't see a single hint.