Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/06/16

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Subject: Subject: Re: [Leica] New M mount Sonnar 1.5 50mm (hoax?)
From: jsmith342 at (Jeffery Smith)
Date: Fri Jun 16 18:50:26 2006

Of course, it's a 50 that I will have to get [gasp!]. For those who haven't
used it, the new 50/2 from Zeiss-Ikon is a great lens as well. These new
releases from Zeiss-Ikon/Cosina are great news for all of us who use M-mount
cameras. I have always loved the character of Zeiss lenses, and to be able
to use them on Leica cameras is as good as it gets.

Jeffery Smith
New Orleans, LA

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of G
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2006 8:17 PM
Subject: RE: Subject: Re: [Leica] New M mount Sonnar 1.5 50mm (hoax?)

Hi Dan, I posted the original link. I wouldn't attempt to post some sort of
hoax. That would make me look pretty silly as a newer member of the LUG,
wouldn't it? I'm guessing from Don's response that you have seen the pdf by
now? I think the issue was that I linked to what was a banner on the top of
the page. Sorry if that was sloppy.

Like some other respondents, I think this is a very positive move by CZ.
Seems no question that it will have different characteristics to say, a
current Summicron. Quite different MTF graphs shown. I don't think that's a
bad thing. Nice to have another choice. Wasn't there some discussion earlier
regarding someone cornering the market on 50's? Another type for them now!



Message: 2
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2006 23:04:50 -0400
From: "Don Dory" <>
Subject: Re: [Leica] New M mount Sonnar 1.5 50mm (hoax?)
To: "Leica Users Group" <>
Message-ID: <>
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Go to the Zeiss site and drill down.  It is for real and they spent some
computer time optimizing the design now that multicoating helps with flare.
It will still give the old Sonnar look but in new manufacture and hopefully
a good mount.  I still think that if you want the Sonnar look pick up a CZJ,
a Russian versian, or either a Canon 50mm F1.5 or the Nikon 1.4.


On 6/15/06, Dan States <> wrote:
> I'm dumb, is this a hoax?  The site is not found...
> >From: "G Hopkinson" <>
> >Reply-To: Leica Users Group <>
> >To: <>
> >Subject: [Leica] New M mount Sonnar 1.5 50mm
> >Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2006 09:35:27 +1000
> >
> >Just announced by CZ, I want one
> >
> >
> >$File/CSonnar_1.5_50_ZM.EN.pdf
> >
> >
> >
> >Hoppy
> >

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