Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/06

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica-Users List Digest V3 #27
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 19:25:11 -0500

At 10:16 PM 5/6/98 +0800, you wrote:
>equipment: but neither of these aspects to lens making can justify
>leadership. Nikon came out with a professional grade 80-200/2.8 lens a
>decade before Leica's 70-180/2.8 so who is leading whom these days: which
>Leica lenses reflect a technological lead over Japanese ones? Remember image
>quality is not the only criterion for lens technology: in the same way that
>acceleration is not the only aspect to a race car that decides who wins the

You can't seriously compare those two lenses. The Nikon is a good lens, but
it's hardly any competition for the Leica lens, optically. Who cares about
the rest? And who cares about "leadership" when it comes to technology.
I'll take optical quality any day, if I don't need the technology.


Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

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