Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/07/26

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Subject: RE: [Leica] high performance photography
From: Alan Ball <>
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 1998 18:52:22 +0200


I am sure you and Zeiss are right  with the shortlist of necessary 
behaviours in order to get the best possible image out of Zeica (or 
Nicapentolta or Sigma) lenses. i am also sure this list cancels 99 pct of 
the usefulness of 35mm compared to larger formats. If one is going to 
regularly take pictures on TV tripods with mirror lock-up, 25 ISO and f5.6 
to f8, it might also seem logical to go up to medium or large film formats, 
no ? The loss of ultimate Zeica performance will be almost infinitely 
compensated by the enlargement ratio. If I rephrase that, would I be saying 
that Zeica quality is not useful for normal 35mm handheld, 100-400 ISO 
film, mirrorslapped shooting ? Ouch...

Friendly regards