Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/27

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 21mm. lens
From: D Khong <>
Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 17:49:10 +0000

At 11:32 PM 26/5/98 -0400, you wrote:
>I'm trying a new 21mm Asph. lens and found that the corners are soft and
>with poor focus.  I tried at all the apertures and the problem has been
>always there.  Is that a characteristic of this lens?  The center of the
>image is very sharp and with very nice contrast and as the image
>progress outwards it starts loosing sharpness and contrast.
>I've used the lens without any filter on it, on a tripod, on a Leica M6.

I vaguely recall another person who said the same about the 21 ASPH.
Hmmmm...I am beginning to wonder if it might be wiser to hold on to my
21/3.4 Super-Angulon until the dust settles.

Dan Khong