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Jim: I have no examples. It just follows logically. On humble Web Jpegs, I can see drastic differences, wide-open or nearly so, between the 35 'Lux asph and its predecessor, or even the pre-asph 35/2 Summicron wide-open. Even the humble 3 megapixel 1/1.8 sensor on my Nikon Coolpix 990 can resolve greater detail than can be shown on a Web jpeg, so I'm certain a 6mp DSLR can show it, too. Ergo. . . Also note that Nathan (and others) have noted that they can see the difference on Canon DSLR shots between their Leica R lenses and the Canon or Sigma lenses. Also remember that raw resolution numbers don't say it all. Edge contrast, color rendition, and flare are all visible at the level of a 6 mp DSLR sensor. We are not talking here about rarified levels of extremely fine detail that exist only at f/8 in Dutch forests when photographing gorgeous Dutch models on Delta 100 or Provia. We are talking about lenses whose wide-open differences are clearly visible even in 4x6 prints and on the Web. --Peter Peter wrote: > 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. < Jim wrote: Which digital camera did you use to make this comparison? Any samples from that occasion which you can show us?