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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: New 50 R Summilux
From: Dan Cardish <>
Date: Thu, 04 Jun 1998 19:02:54 -0400

At 07:34 PM 04-06-98 -0400, you wrote:
>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.

I think John was referring to the current Summilux-M, not the new R lens.