Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/12/18

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Subject: Vs: Vs: Vs: [Leica] shade
From: "Raimo Korhonen" <>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 23:42:27 +0100

why do you want to drag Erwin into this? He´s not here to defend himself and somehow I get the idea that you are not going to defend him, either.
That newer lenses are better than older seems to be the official position of Leitz and Leica. I have had the DR Summicron and also it´s rigid brother and now have the version before the current one - all fine lenses - and I have no reason to doubt that position. You have - obviously - but you display pictures of exteriors of lenses to prove your point.
Yes, I know that the late, lamented Modern Photography once wrote (in response to a question) that the DR Summicron is the best lens they tested, ever - but it was more than 20 years ago so if they tested the current version, would the conclusion still be the same? Nobody knows. 
All the best!
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Aihe: Re: Vs: Vs: [Leica] shade

>In a message dated 12/18/01 2:42:22 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
> writes:
>> Yes, your opinions seemed quite strong - especially when no corresponding 
>> images were shown. Waste of editorial space IMO 
>Funny, I've never seen anyone taking Erwin to task for not publishing 
>photographs illustrating the differences in lens performance in a single one 
>of his many comparative writings. Were his opinions a waste of editorial 
>space IYO?
>Seth       LaK 9
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