At 06:13 PM 9/25/2009, Richard Knoppow wrote: > > I remember when I was about junior high age and >starting out drooling over the brand new Leica M and Nikon. >I was told then that the f/1.4 Nikor was an extremely sharp >lens and was being modified to fit the Leica.Apples and Oranges, Richard. We are not speaking of later lenses: we are speaking of what was available in Tokyo in June, 1950, and the Japanese lenses were exact, precise, uniform copies of the German originals. A copy cannot exceed the performance of the original, all things being equal.
The 1.4/50 Nikkor appeared some years later, after the end of the Korean War, and is a totally different bunny.
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