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Subject: [Leica] Re. Canon f1.2 50mm
From: philippe.amard at (Philippe Amard)
Date: Fri, 09 Oct 2009 13:01:11 +0200
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Mark Rabiner wrote:

>What problems would you anticipate using an older lens with a sensor 
>instead of film the outer
>edges? I think people have been shooting with all kinds of glass from past
>decades on the nikon full frames for over two years  now there are no
>mysterious exciting  issues about the edges or anything else would the
>Leicas be different?
>With older glass you get an older look. Just like you would with older glass
>on film. Obviously the exceptions would be non retrofocal wides. And threes
>bound to be one or two lenes which protrude too far back or something like
>that but other than the obvious that what?
Colour enhanced fringing, more visible diffraction,  IR hotspots, etc. 
such as attested by the above.
The question remains about the M9 and older lenses it can take, not DSLR 
The proof of the viewing is in the viewing (pleonastically tautological 
I know ;-) ).

>Mark William Rabiner
>Leica Users Group.
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