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Subject: Digital M/Digital Rebel was Re: [Leica] Lost Faith in Leica
From: Jim at (Jim Hemenway)
Date: Mon Sep 20 06:40:24 2004
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 > Take a wide-open picture with a 35/1.4 Asph and its predecessor, or a 
35/1.4 lens by Those Other Manufacturers, and you'll see a difference on 
a digital sensor. <

Which digital camera did you use to make this comparison? Any samples 
from that occasion which you can show us?



Peter Klein wrote:

> Jonathan:  What good it is to use a 35/1.4 'Lux Asph on a 6 mp sensor, 
> rather than a cheaper lens?  At f/8 or 5.6, probably not much, unless 
> it's what you've got anyway.
> But at f/1.4 or f/2, the real benefit of the 'Lux Asph is not the 
> ultra-high resolution prized by the KTF8 group (Kodachrome, Tripod and 
> f/8). It's that you get a crisp, contrasy image that looks better than 
> pretty much any other f/1.4 lens out there.    Just as 
> the differences are visible on Tri-X or even faster films, and on a 
> humble Web JPEG.
> --Peter Klein
> Seattle, WA
>> B. D. Colen wrote:
>> > What would be the point? Quite simply the point would be to use them
>> > with whatever crop factor is necessary. I can think of allot worse
>> > things than having the 35 Summilux ASPH morph into what might be the
>> > world's best 50 mm lens. ;-)
> Jonathan Borden wrote:
>> What is the point of wanting a hugely expensive lens like the 35 lux
>> Asph on a mediocre sensor?
>> Gosh, it's not like the many other much more reasonably priced lenses
>> aren't adequate. Do you really think there is going to be a huge
>> difference among any reasonably well designed 35mm lens on a 5 or 6 mp
>> sensor (and a small one at that)?
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