Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/10/08

[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]

Subject: [Leica] Re. Canon f1.2 50mm
From: photo at (Nathan Wajsman)
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2009 08:39:30 +0200
References: <>

Mark, you answered some question, but not the one asked by Lluis. We  
all know that you think the M9 will take over the world, the question  
Lluis asked was whether someone with an M9 had comments on the  
performance of old lenses on it. This arises from a conversation we  
had in early September, when we agreed that old lenses perform very  
well on the M8 and my hypothesis was that at least part of the reason  
was that with the 1.3x sensor, the outermost part of the lens, which  
is where most problems are usually found, was not used in forming the  
image on an M8.


Nathan Wajsman
Alicante, Spain


On Oct 9, 2009, at 2:34 AM, Mark Rabiner wrote:

>> Thanks for sharing your experiences and these good pictures. I also
>> thaught sometimes that M8 cuts off the worst part of a lens, and for
>> this reason I probably obatin better quality of my old lenses on the
>> M8 than on my film M's cameras. I don't know what would be hapen with
>> the M9, maybe the old lenses don't give si beautiful performance as  
>> it
>> is on the M8..... ?? Somebody knows?
>> saludos
>> Lluis
> If its not understandable to us what the difference might be in a 1x  
> non
> crop and a 1.3 crop it will be understandable when we see a nice  
> sizable
> chunk of top famous pros using the new camera. The Magnum people are  
> a top
> candidate usual suspect. They kept using M's when the mindset was  
> that the
> Nikon F's were taking over in the 60's and 70's. They just kept  
> using them.
> And everyone knew they were the best. Into the 80's and 90's.
> We're just going to see a whole bunch of big names using the M9.
> And we're going to see their results in the magazines on the covers  
> too and
> on the walls of the top galleries. And on the internet.
> It will be on the cover of lots of photo magazines.
> Mark William Rabiner
> _______________________________________________
> Leica Users Group.
> See for more information

Replies: Reply from mark at (Mark Rabiner) ([Leica] Re. Canon f1.2 50mm)
In reply to: Message from mark at (Mark Rabiner) ([Leica] Re. Canon f1.2 50mm)