Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/12[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
At 12:41 PM 9/12/98 -0700, you wrote: >>I'm investing in a Leica system because, needless to say, I want the >best image quality. I want sharp, sharp, sharp. In my search, I noticed >the fanatic devotion to the M-Leicas is almost absent on the R-Leicas. >Is the image quality produced from, say, a 35mm 2.0 M-Summicron >noticeably better than a 35mm 2.0 R-Summicron? I like the advantages an >SLR offers, but I'm willing to forgo them in favor of an M6 if I can get >the image quality is better. Any thoughts? Depends on the vintage of the lenses. Some Leica R lenses are better than their equivalents on the M side, but the ASPH line is making all that change. The M's current lenses at this point are the ones with the edge in many cases. BUT, don't mistake the fact that lots more people tend to prefer the M to the R to be any kind of comment on the quality of the optics. The new R stuff is every bit as good, or better than the M stuff. Leica is Leica is Leica. (In the lenses anyway, and the R8 seems to be proving the same for current bodies - now that it's been out a while). - -- Eric Welch St. Joseph, MO http://www.ponyexpress.net/~ewelch Profanity sucks.