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Subject: RE: [Leica] Dr. Strangelens, or....
From: "Barker, J. Madison" <>
Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2000 10:13:18 -0500


Thanks much.  I generally agree; there is a noticable difference in contrast
at least.  

To clarify my lack of attention to speeds and stops:  I shot each pair no
more than a minute or so apart in about the same lighting.  I don't believe
I ever changed the speed on the second shot, I just metered again with the
Nokton.  So there probably are no differences at all in speed, but there may
be marginal differences in stops.  It's not hard to tell which were shot
wide open or nearly so.

Thanks again,


- -----Original Message-----
From: Hans Pahlen []
Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2000 4:54 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Dr. Strangelens, or....

Thanks for your efforts!

It is hard to comment, as you did not consider F/stops, etc.
But take a look at:

and you will notice a difference in contrast/crispness, at least on my
screen. I prefer the Nokton shots to the collapsible Summicron.


> I took some pictures.  More specifically, I set myself up as a
> expert.  Well, not exactly, but if you want to experience the antithesis
> Erwin Puts and others who actually know what they're doing, have a look at
> for a side-by-side comparison of two
> LTM 50mm lenses, an old collapsible Summicron and a new Cosina/Voigtlander
> Nokton.  Your comments welcomed, but please keep in mind that the images
> posted are _every_ image from a _single_ roll of film; this ain't no
> Greatest Hits.  Thank you,
> Matt Barker

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