At 09:54 AM 11/16/2009, Jan Decher wrote: >Marc, Thor, >Doesn't seem fair to compare 1954 Zeiss designs with 1985 Leica lenses. >Marc, how would you say copmpares the 1954 Zeiss 2.0/50mm Sonnar to >the 1950s 2/50 Summicron, and the Zeiss 1.5/50 Sonnar to a 1959 >1.4/50 Summilux? JanCome over to my house and I can let you do a shoot-off between Postwar CZJ and CZ 2/50 Sonnars and both a collapsible 2/5cm Leitz Summicron and a 2/5cm NF (DR) Summicron. The Summicron is a remarkable lens but so is the Sonnar and there really isn't much difference between their performances.
A more remarkable lens is the 1.5/5cm CZJ Sonnar of 1933. Leitz was unable to MATCH the performance of that lens until they produced the second version of the 1.4/50 Summilux in 1961. They probably finally exceeded it with the new 1.4/50 APO-Summilux but I have yet to buy one of these.
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