Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/18

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Subject: [Leica] Lens Quality (Not Faith)
From: krieger at (Martin Krieger)
Date: Sat Sep 18 06:32:52 2004
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I got into Leica (R) because of two things--the bright and easy on my eyes 
viewfinder of the R8, and the (reputed) quality of the lenses. My main 
concern was a lens that was optimized for quality all over the image rather 
than peak quality in the center and rapid falloff toward the edges and 
corners. These are, still, fairly distinctive features--although Zeiss does 
the latter quite explicitly (as for Hasselblad).

Now, as in high end audio, some demands are specialist demands. You can buy 
high power "receivers" with all sorts of features (maybe it even makes 
coffee), but if you want quality stats all the way through the frequency 
range, you end up buying a separate amp which has perhaps one or two