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At 11:05 AM 6/4/98 EDT, Tom Shea wrote: ><< >Dan, it is certainly a legitimate question that you ask. Although I have >never used one, the 50 1.4 has a reputation (based upon the various published >test reports) as being soft at 1.4 and 2.0. I note, however that the reports >note that it is very good at the smaller apertures. > I am curious as to the source for this allegation. The 1.4/50 Summilux-M is a wonderful lens and is quite satisfactory wide-open. Other lenses MAY exceed its performance on any given optical parameter, but I don't believe any other lens of like specification is as satisfactory across the board, though the 1.5/5cm CZJ Sonnar and its derivatives come close. Marc email@example.com FAX: +540/343-7315 Cha robh bas fir gun ghras fir!