Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/10/07

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Subject: [Leica] Zeiss Normal 50mm f/2 Planar T* ZM
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2009 16:41:18 -0400

> Yes, image quality too. I am sure for every Leica owner who claims
> Leitz fairy dust superiority, there is a G2 or other Zeiss glass owner
> who will dispute that.
> Galen Rowell shot Nikon glass and have his prints enlarged to 30x40"
> before digital existed. And that's with lowly cheap Japanese made
> glass.
> I love my Leica, but lets not go overboard. Most people do not need
> Leica, but most of us WANT Leica :-)

I love Nikon glass I use it every day it was the standard of the industry
for decades when I started out in the 70's Leica glass is a whole lot
better. I wish I was using it instead I have to try to swing an M9.
Its not a bunch of hype and BS and the value of the German Mark which makes
a 2000 dollar lens better to use than a 200 dollar lens or the country in
which its made. Its the quality of the glass choices themselves. And
tolerances of how the glass element groups are put together. Its not a
German vs. Japan thing. Its a money thing. Or rather a market thing. If
Nikon Canon wanted to build a 24 1.4 lens to compete with Leica I'm sure
they could why not? They don't choose to compete in such a small market.

Mark William Rabiner

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