Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/06/16

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Subject: [Leica] Lens inspiration
From: langeratcarleton at (Mark Langer)
Date: Thu Jun 16 09:16:04 2005
References: <002d01c57223$b6894b40$9d22ddd8@maison> <>

Optically, it is the same as the Sonnar.  Mechanically, there is
considerable difference.  The prewar Zeiss Sonnars are brass and
chrome, and are a delight to handle.  Wartime Sonnars have the glass
in aluminum mounts, which are considerably inferior to the earlier
lenses in build.  Nevertheless, a good sample can still be satisfying.
 The Jupiters really don't have the quality control of the Zeiss
lenses.  A good sample can be an incredible bargain -- the only
problem is that you may have to go through several to get a good
example.  This is no big deal if you are patient -- you can buy and
sell them on eBay easily.


On 6/16/05, Didier Ludwig <> wrote:
> Same formula as for the Sonnar 1.5/50
> >Bonsoir encore,
> >   I just purchased a Jupiter 50mm 1.5 lens and I am pleased with the
> > results considering it s very modest price.  Can someone on the list
> > explain what lens was this inspiration for the 50mm 1.5 Jupiter lens?
> >  Best,
> >   Robert  (Un chevalier sans blason)
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