Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/01/24

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 50 mm M lens comparisons (long)
From: Alfred Breull <>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 1998 12:01:55 +0100

Sorry, Francesco,

I've not enough experience with R lenses. Besides, there are three
different 50 mm types only, the old Summicron, the current, and the 
Summilux. I love and prefer the rendition of the old (SL) Summicron, 
specially in b/w pix. The current is comparable to the current 50 M 
Summicron, and there is only one 1.4/50 R lens - unchanged optical 
formula since it's introduction in 1969.

If I remember correct, I suggested the 1.4/35 asph M Summilux and 
1.4/75 Summilux as a first choice to your condition of both, high-speed 
lens and extreme sharpness at wide-open. The 1.4/35 asph M Summilux 
shows no vignetting, at no f-stop, and you don't need a truck for
transport as with the corresponding R lens.

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At 19:19 23.01.1998 -0800, you wrote:
>Can we hear your ratings of the R lenses?