Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/07/20

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Olympus vs. Leica
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Fri Jul 20 20:18:14 2007

On 7/20/07 10:38 PM, "Tom Schofield" <> typed:

> I heard that lens was called the Micro-Nikkor of the wide angles.
> Nice lens for Nikkor glass  ;-)
> Tom
> On Jul 19, 2007, at 9:56 PM, Mark Rabiner wrote:
>> Might get the current 28mm f/2.8 AI-s with 8 elements in 8 groups
>> instead of
>> the typical 5 says Rockwell not George Lincoln.
>> Mark Rabiner
Rockwell seems to think nikon was taking no prisoners with this lens.
In terms of Canon competition.

The Leica APO ASPH Summicron I'd expect to leave it in the dust.

Nikon does make an interesting non AF f2 28 for twice the weight size and
cost with a classic build.

And I have and use the monster 1.4 which has a better finish than the LHSA
Hammertone body. Nikon can not afford to make it any more. I can sell it now
for way more than I bought it for.  But it looks and weights like it belongs
on a medium format camera and not balance all that great on a D40x which is
now my most used camera.. It gets left at home unless I'm shooting black
cats in the coal mine at midnight during a new moon. A digital Noctilux as
at 1.5 crop circle it becomes a normal lens and pixels grab more light out
of darkness than silver by way more than one stop.

Mark William Rabiner
Harlem, NY

In reply to: Message from tomschofield at (Tom Schofield) ([Leica] Re: Olympus vs. Leica)