Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/06/29

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Subject: [Leica] Re : Summicron 50
From: "Hans Pahlen" <>
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2000 17:48:43 +0200
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I have recently used my Nokton 50 a lot with slow slide films, in order to test it. Some years ago I had a 1981 Summilux 50, and comparing the results, I think the Nokton is at least as good. At F/2, I think the Nokton is in fact ahead of the Summilux, as slides are very sharp and crisp, resolving small details with a sharpness reminding of the mighty Summicron 50.

I will go on a 10 day trip by car through Poland (Krakow), Budapest and Vienna on July 10, and I will bring the Nokton as my 50 mm lens, with no regrets. Hopefully I will be able to bring home some decent shots to prove my point. 

> And the fact that the formulation of the Summilux M predates the Presidency
> of JFK is why Erwin Putts' testing showed the $350 "voigtlander" Cosina
> Nokton 50 1.5 to be at least marginally superior to the Leica lens....and
> the Nokton has at least one aspherical element.....for $350....which is,
> what, 1/5th the price of the Summilux?

In reply to: Message from "B. D. Colen" <> (RE: [Leica] Re : Summicron 50)