Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/08/24

[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]

Subject: Re: [Leica] Lens test
From: "Dan Post" <>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 09:49:40 -0700
References: <> <>

Like me- he probably reads Erwin's brother's post- Hubert Puts is more 'laid
back'- he probably drinks blended Scotch and uses white sweat socks to clean
his lenses- but you can understand what he's saying!
What an amazing family!
( I'll insert a smiley here, Erwin! :o)  - I used to be in Mensa, but I
must've lost my edge a ways back- I read Erwin's posts, and in some cases-
they go right over my head! Not saying they are too technical, but I feel
like I did reading some works by Sir Isaac Newton! Sounds great, but I can
comprehend only about 13% to 18%- maybe I have Neutral Gray Cells in my
brain- they now reflect an average intellect!)
Perhaps- we can persuade Erwin to do an evaluation of Single Malts! That
WOULD be fun to watch!!
Dan ( I used to be fast- but now, I'm just half-fast!!!) Post
- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Cardish" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2000 12:12 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Lens test

>   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
> >focus is very important, as is the bokeh. The argument that if most of
> >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
> >pix?
> 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
> >or braking and then declaring there is nothing to choose  between them
> >from the trim.
> So who asked you to look at them?

In reply to: Message from Dan Cardish <> (Re: [Leica] Lens test)
Message from Dan Cardish <> (Re: [Leica] Lens test)