Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/11/23

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Subject: [Leica] Are Leica lenses muliticoated?
From: jls at (Jeffery Smith)
Date: Sun Nov 23 08:14:49 2008
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I have sought out and bought several single coated lenses from 
Voigtlander simply because I like their lower contrast look in B&W. I 
can manipulate lower contrast photos to make them higher contrast, but 
the reverse certainly doesn't work as well for me (FOR ME, guys, so 
don't write me a rebuttal!).


Lluis Ripoll wrote:
> I would like to introduce, what is for me a different concept,
> Coating or Multi-Coating?
> Multi coating is of course technologically improved, IMHO I'm very 
> happy with a coated lens, just to improve a certain flare without 
> eliminating the parasite light. It seems that today nobody else talk 
> about "The Glamour", nobody else talk as Ivor Matanle says on page 156 
> pn a portarit of his wife with the 150 mm Triotar "... The softness of 
> the image in the out-of-focus areas is quite different in character 
> from that achieved by modern japanese lenses".
> Everyone one of us has his own preferences and targets, for me 
> perfection is not directly implied with beauty. For me the photography 
> is still an art of the imaginary world, where sometimes we are 
> finishing the edition work in our mind. For me perfection by himself 
> is nathing more than perfection, for me the value of an image is much 
> more important.
> Can every one imagine the Edward Weston, Man Ray, HCB... and many 
> others improved pictures?, IMHO what we should work to improve is our 
> creatitivty, with all the respect for all, we are only following and 
> technically improving the great creative work of the Masters of the past.
> Saludos cordiales
> Lluis
> El 23/11/2008, a las 15:14, Ric Carter escribi?:
>> curious--
>> how much does it cost and who did it?
>> thanks
>> ric
>> On Nov 23, 2008, at 6:46 AM, Marty Deveney wrote:
>>> 've seen a 50/2 rigid Summicron that was multicoated recently and it 
>>> is amazing to see the difference it made when compared to its 
>>> previous scratched state.
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