Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/22

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica and Pricing
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 07:04:44 -0500

At 08:23 AM 9/22/98 +0200, you wrote:

>BTW, according to Chasseur d'images (acronym CI and NOT CDI)the Planar 55
>is better than the Noctilux.I guess that, if Leica makes one day an
>upgraded Noctilux, the price would be also crazy.

The Noctilux is a perfect example of what is wrong with magazine tests.
They test for generic qualities in lenses, and the Noctilux is a special
lens designed for special situations. An besides, the Planar is 1/2 stop
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Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

There is a pleasure in being mad in which none but mad men know.