Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/12/16

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Subject: [Leica] ZEISS BIOTAR 58/2 TEST
From: len-001 at (Leonard Taupier)
Date: Tue Dec 16 18:24:24 2008
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Hi Lluis,

I have never used or even seen a Pentacon or the Zeiss Biotar so I  
have no opinion except to look at your photos.

I like the photo with the wine bottle, glass and newspaper the best.  
I like the in and out of focus transition very much. Even though the  
plane of sharp focus is very narrow the full field is very smooth.  
The outdoor shot has very good contrast and was probably taken at a  
mid opening. The two photos of the lady look to be taken it a more  
open stop with less contrast. But it is hard to tell as i feel Plus-x  
is a more medium contrast film so I may be looking more at the film  
performance then the lens. Over all I think this is a good test of  
the camera and lens of this age.

Best Regards,

On Dec 16, 2008, at 7:55 PM, Lluis Ripoll wrote:

> I've got a new camera too, a Pentacon with a Zeiss Jena Biotar  
> 58/2, this is a nice lens, probably not si smooth as some Leica  
> glasses but it has a nice rendition and transition from focus to  
> non focus areas, as Dr.. Marc J. Small says "he never founded a bad  
> Zeiss lens", I was quite influenced to try this once I've read his  
> book, it is a cheap and amazing camera.
> All these are with Plus X, on the nex days I want post some more:
> Thanks for looking, your c&c always helps
> Saludos cordiales
> Lluis
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