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: steve.barbour at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 13:53:47 -0700
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On Oct 7, 2009, at 1:41 PM, Mark Rabiner wrote:

>> 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...

or given the size of their potential market, better...  or maybe they  
would buy out leica, to accomplish it...


> They don't choose to compete in such a small market.
> Mark William Rabiner
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