Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/10/28

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Subject: Re: [Leica] NOW: 35 1.2 Reply to Ted
From: John Collier <>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 19:31:06 -0700

The only fly in your ointment is that Ted does use slide film too...

John Collier

On Tuesday, October 28, 2003, at 04:54 PM, Thomas Schofield wrote:

> OK, I am definitely an Erwin fan, but I think you are
> being too hard on Erwin here.  His practical use
> observations are, IMHO, consistent with Ted and Tom A.
>  I may get yelled at for copying an excerpt from his
> article, but here is where he describes Ted's
> observations to a Tee:
> "From the standpoint of a practical photographer,
> working in the situation described above[low light,
> handheld, slow shutter speeds, high speed film], the
> performance at the wider apertures is quite acceptable
> and quite uniform over most of the image area. When
> using films like Tri-X, its high acutance and good
> edge sharpness can compensate the softness of the
> Nokton edge detail.  With slide film and slower speed
> bw-film however, the definition of the Nokton is not
> up to the current state of the art."

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