Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/06/28

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Subject: RE: [Leica] 35mm 2.0 Aspheric
From: (Chuck Albertson)
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 1998 22:20:57 -0700

	The price (new) for the Summicron ASPH is only about U$100 more than the
price for a new non-ASPH Summicron; not quite the same price differential as
the Summiluxes. That, and better control of light sources in the picture,
are why I would recommend that someone considering getting a 35mm go ahead
and buy the ASPH, even if they don't plan to shoot it wide open a lot.

Chuck Albertson
Seattle, Wash.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Ted Grant
> Sent: Sunday, June 28, 1998 1:28 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [Leica] 35mm 2.0 Aspheric
> For my money, if a photographer isn't prepared to accept shooting lots of
> images wide open or very close,  my monatery common sense suggestion is,
> "don't buy aspherical!" As the aspherical costs a bundle more than the
> regular lens, why spend a pile of money if you are going to be shooting at
> 8-11-16, where it will only give you the same image quality cut
> in the film
> as the regular lens?