[rollei_list] Re: xenotar 2.8f vs planar 2.8f

  • From: Jerry Lehrer <jerryleh@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 13:55:12 -0700

Eric,

The question to me is: " WAS a new Planar-- und so weiter"  as I
evaluated them in the days of yore when they were new.

Jerry

Eric Goldstein wrote:

> Jeffery Smith wrote:
> > I rarely even consider buying a lens if there are issues of fungus,
> > cleaning marks, or separation. I have had Van Stelten clean half a
> > dozens lenses for me, and some involved polishing, recoating,
> > separating, and cementing. When this happens, we can pretty much toss
> > them out of the running due to other possible influences.
> (snipped)
>
> >> Regarding older lenses (including my Cord's Xenar), after 5 decades,
> >> isn't the lens performance a taphonomic issue (i.e. dependent on
> >> individual preservation?)
> >>
> >> Peter Nebergall
>
> As you allude to, Peter's insight goes beyond those kind of visible and
> obvious problems. Individual variation, mishandling, poor adjustment,
> poor repair, dust/haze, et cetera all play a far larger role relative in
> the performance of the particular classic camera you have in your hands
> than any other factor...
>
> > So I guess the question should be "Is a new 80/2.8 Planar better than a new 
> > 80/2.8 Xenotar?".  :-)
>
> You'll be hearing from Jerry shortly ;-)
>
> Eric Goldstein
>
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