Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/11/25

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Subject: [Leica] Warm objectives - the mote and beam effect
From: "Dr James Harper" <>
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 1998 10:37:59 -0000

Carsten wrote

>However, mixing images from these
>two manufacturers´ lenses in a slide show you quickly realize that the
>Nikkors exhibit a much warmer color rendition.>

Slan wrote

<That's odd. I've found exactly the opposite.>

I have just   proved to my satisfaction that it may all be in the eye of
the beholder. Following a cataract removal from the left eye recently, I
find to my amazement and pleasure that whites look like snow rather than
cream. I had forgotten that.  The unmodernised right eye still sees a warm,
Victorian, world lit by paraffin lamps.  Very attractive, too.  Another
plus is that I can now use the left eye to assess in advance the effect of
using Kodachrome, and the right eye for, say, Velvia.  (Advance apologies
if I have selected the wrong films - just put in the names that work for

Every cloud has a silver or gold lining.