Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/04/09

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Subject: [Leica] Re: [MUGers] 90mm f2 APO vs. Nikkor 105mm f1.8
From: Henry Ting <>
Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2002 17:35:09 -0700 (PDT)

How old is your Nikon lens. The Leica APO is the
latest and the greatest so testing it against an gold
lens is not comparable.

- --- darrell_jennings <>
> I had never really done a direct comparison of these
> lenses since I 
> rarely use the Nikon system any more, but I happened
> to have some 
> Kodak Royal Gold film to shoot pre prom shots for my
> son and his date 
> (I almost never shoot color print film).  I loaded
> up my M6TTL and 
> used the 90 APO, and then shot the same location,
> same pose with a 
> Nikon F2 with the 105mm Nikkor.  They were processed
> at the same time 
> at the same lab. 
> WOW! I wish I had a scanner to show you the
> difference.  Even in a 
> 4X6 there is no comparison.  The 90 APO is MUCH
> sharper, and more 
> natural skin tones.  The comparison would be about
> the same as taking 
> the Nikon up against an APS format camera. 

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