Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/04/08

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Subject: [Leica] M3 purchase
From: miki at (MIKIRO)
Date: Fri Apr 8 00:28:38 2005
References: <012e01c53b13$3f91e2f0$aa00a8c0@ic7max3> <> <00d301c53bd0$374e1e70$aa00a8c0@ic7max3>


Leica v.s. Zeiss discussion will take hours, days and more.
I tend to favour Zeiss.  ;-)

You may want to have a look at my 0.02 comments at

I think I am right in saying modern ASPH Leica glass is superior to
Zeiss glass, which is relatively old and comparable to Leica glass from
the same era. I am very much interested to see how the new non-ASPH
Zeiss will rival ASPH Leica but agree to an opinion that they lack big
innovations. They probably give comparable image quality with different
bouquets at somewhat lower prices. We will see.



Michael J Herring wrote:
> Hi Mikiro,
> I think I will check all of the cameras out at a dealer in NYC.
> I have looked at M2 and M3  bodies in New Jersey and I am impressed.
> Over the last 25 years I have used 6x6, 6x7 and 4x5 cameras for 80 %
> of my photography.
> I also have a Contax RTS II with 25mm, 60mm and 85mm f1.4 Zeiss lenses.
> Do you think the latest Leica optics will be noticeably superior to the
> Zeiss?
> Thanks,
> Mike

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