Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2012/10/18

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Subject: [Leica] OT: large format lens vs. medium format lens
From: Frank.Dernie at (Frank Dernie)
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 09:31:16 +0100
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He was still doing it into the 80s and seeing differences. I first learned 
that he did it in 1978 when he had just got a new 300mm f2.8.
I'd be astonished if there isn't still substantial sample variation, 
particularly amongst multi element zooms and any lens with image 
stabilisation. The likelihood of these -not- showing sample variation is an 
engineering impossibility, the only question is how much variability and how 
many lenses get into the market not up to scratch.

On 18 Oct, 2012, at 01:24, Mark Rabiner <mark at> wrote:

> I think by the mid 70's the nikon glass would have matched up pretty well.
> Mark William Rabiner
> Photography

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