Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/07/05

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Subject: [Leica] 50 mm lens choice help requested.
From: s.jessurun95 at (animal)
Date: Mon Jul 5 15:39:17 2004
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> Simon,
> The Summicron R will have more contrast so might be a better comparison
> to the Nikon.  Another strike against the Noctilux is that it has a fair
> amount of focus shift as you stop down: if you are at infinity that
> doesn't matter much though.
> The focus shift is mostly covered by increased dof, it is one reason the
> Noctilux is only great stopped down.
> The other reason to stay with the R is that you will be comparing reflex
> to reflex lenses.  On the other hand, if you are using a deep red
> filter, focusing will be much easier with the Noctilux.
> I know indecision is no help, and the temptation to take the sexy glass
> is almost overpowering, but the R lens is better in the middle apertures
> by some.
> Don
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf
> Of animal
> Sent: Monday, July 05, 2004 5:11 PM
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> Subject: [Leica] 50 mm lens choice help requested.
> Hi,
> I,ve been asked to go along with a friend photographer to make a 360
> from a
> skyscraper.
> We will use a Sinar but also he would like to compare 50 mm leica lenses
> with his nikon one.
> I have an old R summicron and a noctilux .
> Which one should i take along ?
> Thanks for your advice
> simon jessurun
> P.s. he also wants to use a 25 red filter.
That,s not it i just have very little experience with the summicron.I only
put 1 roll behind it yet.
All will be at infinity.

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