Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/06/04

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Subject: [Leica] Re: New 50 R Summilux
From: "Thomas J. Donovan" <>
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 1998 19:34:26 -0400

John McLeod,

>>based on testing four of them......that none of them<<
        >>were particularly sharp at f1.4 or f2.0<<

Whoa ;-)! I came within a "cat's whisker" of ordering one 
of the new R-50 f1.4s today; I think I'll hold off a little while
longer until more evidence accumulates.

This is not what I'd expect from Leica; unless, this is
a characteristic of the Summilux design. I only own one 
Summilux; the 80 f1.4 & it's center sharpness at f1.4 & 
f2 seem fairly good.

Tom D.