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

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Subject: [Leica] Lens inspiration
From: feli2 at (Feli)
Date: Thu Jun 16 16:33:53 2005
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On Jun 16, 2005, at 4:03 PM, Marc James Small wrote:

> A solid Jupiter-3 is a magnificent lens:  the design dates from 1932 
> and
> was one only equalled by Leitz with its second version of the 50mm
> Summilux.  A good Jupiter-3 will certainly overwhelm a Summarit in all
> optical parameters, stalwart though the Summarit may be.
> Marc

I have a good one, which I picked up for $20 bucks in the junk bin of a 
It's REALLY sharp and the bokeh is 'interesting'. The only problem is 
that the
mechanical construction of this lens is extremely poor. The aperture 
dial is difficult
to adjust past f11 and the whole thing feels very flimsy. It appears to 
have been made
from a low grade variety of aluminum. I'm not even sure if the guts are 


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