Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/08/23

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Lens test
From: Dan Cardish <>
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2000 15:12:40 -0400
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  At 02:23 PM 23-08-00 -0400, John Brownlow wrote:
>on 23/8/00 1:57 pm, Dan Cardish at wrote:
>> Sharpness mean nothing.  Every beginning photo student knows this.
>Oh, right. I thought it was one of the key factors, along with flare
>suppression, rendition, bokeh etc. Thanks for putting me right. As usual
>your insight amazes. Erwin, you better go take Cardish's optics 101, you
>hear? Anyhow, do go on.

Have you actually read any of Erwins reports? 

>Some of us actually produce big prints from our 1.4 images. The 5% that's in
>focus is very important, as is the bokeh. The argument that if most of the
>image is o.o.f. then the sharpness of the remainder doesn't matter is a
>really peculiar one, as is the bizarre idea that image quality isn't
>important for photojournalists.
>How impressed do you think the picture desk will be with your coke bottle

Apparently, if we are to believe you, they are impressed with your's, so
anything's possible.

>We're on different planets I think.

Oh...I have no doubt about that...

>Your lens tests are pretty much the equivalent of driving four different
>cars at 40 miles an hour down a straight smooth road without changing gear
>or braking and then declaring there is nothing to choose  between them apart
>from the trim.

So who asked you to look at them? 

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