Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/06/29[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
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. /Hans > 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?