Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/10/20

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M camera parts now a long rant.
From: "B. D. Colen" <>
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2001 12:18:51 -0400
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Hi, Marc - I may be misreading - or miswriting! - something, but I think
that my point was that they are, in fact, excellent lenses, and are
rated as such by Erwin. (Certainly their build-quality isn't up to Leica
standards, but what does one expect for the price?)

BTW - I was quoting someone else who said that they are in the 'sorta
good class," and by saying that " they are hardly in the sorta good
class," I was saying that they are much much better than 'sorta good.'

B. D.

Marc James Small wrote:
> At 10:48 AM 10/20/01 -0400, B. D. Colen wrote:
> >Cosina's lenses are hardly in the sorta good class. They are, in fact,
> >in the excellent class. As good as the newest Leica lenses? No. But if
> >one believes Erwin The Great, and others, a number of the Cosina lenses
> >are as good or better than some of their Leica counterparts from the 60s
> >and 70s - which, I would bet, the majority of LUGers use. And they are
> >sure as hell better than the - by today's standards - junk from the 40s
> >and early 50s that many people shoot with.
> BD
> Erwin evaluates the Cosina lenses as substantially better than you
> indicate.  You might want to read his evaluations.
> Marc
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