Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/30

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: 50 mm f/1.4
From: "Margaret Jeffcoat" <>
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 21:16:03 -0500
References: <> <>

The Glass is "My Term", his comment was that there was no difference in the
optical quality between the R and the M, They are the same.
So you make out of it what you want. BTW it was my understand that Leica
made their own glass.
Cheers Wilber
- ----- Original Message -----
From: Jim Brick <>
To: <>; <>
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 7:14 PM
Subject: [Leica] Re: 50 mm f/1.4

> At 05:39 PM 1/30/01 -0500, Wilber Jeffcoat wrote:
> >Spoke with Leica rep this past summer. His comment was that there is "No"
> >difference between M and R glass. Said that is straight from Germany.
> >should start world war three.
> >Cheers Wilber
> The "glass" is the same. From either Hoya or Schott. Right out of the
> catalogs. It's the lens formula, aspherics or not, retrofocus design (R)
> not, manufacturing control, etc. that separate the men from the boys.
> Several stellar new R lenses. 19, 28, 50/1.4, 100 APO, 180 APO, 280 APO,
> Several stellar new M lenses. 21 ASPH, 24 ASPH, 35 ASPH, 90 APO ASPH, 135
> Jim

In reply to: Message from Mark Cohen <> (Re: [Leica] 50 mm f/1.4)
Message from Jim Brick <> ([Leica] Re: 50 mm f/1.4)