Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/06/28

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Subject: [Leica] Yeah, But Tina Really Knows What She's Doing!
From: jbcollier at (John Collier)
Date: Mon Jun 28 07:52:39 2004
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Once the Noctilux arrived the Summicron hit the shelf and stayed there. 
The Noctilux is a fine lens stopped down. Heck it is the most flare 
proof piece of glass I have ever handled so in many situations it is 
not only the equal of the Summicron, it is better.

John Collier

On Jun 27, 2004, at 7:45 PM, Walker Smith wrote:

>> the Noctilux is not just a low light lens.
> I don't own one but I'm curious to know if there's a discernable 
> difference between the Noctilux at, say, f/8 and the 50mm Summicron at 
> f/8? Can the difference be readily seen... at any aperture? If not, 
> why would the Noctilux be only for certain situations and not for 
> general purpose? Unless it's substantially different, the only 
> complaint, I'd think, would be weight. Can someone enlighten me about 
> this?

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