Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/10/09

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Subject: [Leica] Re. Canon f1.2 50mm
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Fri, 09 Oct 2009 16:49:25 -0400

> 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
> Nikons.
> The proof of the viewing is in the viewing (pleonastically tautological
> I know ;-) ).
> Amiti?s
> Philippe
>> Mark William Rabiner
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I see so Leica glass of the 40's through 70's  is completely different than
Leica glass of those previous decades and we wont know anything about full
frame Leica digital till we put on on an M9!
I'm glad I know that now!

Mark William Rabiner

In reply to: Message from philippe.amard at (Philippe Amard) ([Leica] Re. Canon f1.2 50mm)