Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/04

[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]

Subject: [Leica] Re: New Zeiss Ikon
From: mail at (Karen Nakamura)
Date: Mon Oct 4 21:39:28 2004
References: <>

>The Nikon glass, Leica body combination is in current revival with the
>Cosina lenses. It's precisely why I don't like using the CV lenses, as it
>reminds me of their 60-70's tonality.
>Having been literally brought up on the coolness of Leitz, Zeiss, and
>Schneider glass, the 'nikon' look grates on my visual sensibility.

Hmmm... you may be onto something.  I ended up selling my 50mm f/1.5 
Nokton because I preferred the smoothness of the 50mm f/2 Summicron. 
Something about the colors / sharpness was diffferent. Difficult to 
put my finger on, but it was a definite difference.

I'm tempted to get the 35mm f/1.2  to complement my 35mm f/2 
Summicron, but I know I'll end up with the Summi on most of the time 
anyway (because it's lighter/smaller if anything), so why waste $800?


Karen Nakamura

Replies: Reply from mark at (Mark Rabiner) ([Leica] Re: New Zeiss Ikon)
In reply to: Message from s.dimitrov at (Slobodan Dimitrov) ([Leica] Re: New Zeiss Ikon)