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    Default which lens is better ? Leica or Carl Zeiss ?

    anyone knows ?

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    I think this debate started since the beginning of the 20th century..... If I'm not wrong Carl Zeiss has greater resolving ability (sharper) while the Leica has better contrast making it APPEAR sharper.... My comments are based on what I read in photography books... not rich enough to own either...

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    both are good. u can't go wrong with either one.

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    Both companies purchase their glass components from Schott Glaswerke AG. It is their individual coatings that make the differences.

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    Default Re: which lens is better ? Leica or Carl Zeiss ?

    Both are equally good but had to depend on your preference. When there is competition, there is comparison.
    Let's get rolling :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by raincool2005 View Post
    anyone knows ?
    The one mounted on your camera that you have on hand, whether a plastic holga, your camera phone or the best Canon L lens on a 1D MKIII.

    The major factor in taking better pictures is YOURSELF.

    Samuel
    f/8 and be there.

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    Use a Sony Alpha... Try the "Beercan" (It was designed for Leica, so technically a leica lens) and try the CZ lens.
    Alpha

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    Default Re: which lens is better ? Leica or Carl Zeiss ?

    Both made very good lenses. Just different character.

    Quality control and workmanship wise Leica should be better, because u are paying for it.
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    Default Re: which lens is better ? Leica or Carl Zeiss ?

    Quote Originally Posted by raincool2005 View Post
    anyone knows ?
    Just wondering... don't mind me asking... what makes you ask this question?

    What's the definition for "better" ? If you kindly elaborate, maybe we can help to shed some light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zj2000 View Post
    I think this debate started since the beginning of the 20th century..... If I'm not wrong Carl Zeiss has greater resolving ability (sharper) while the Leica has better contrast making it APPEAR sharper.... My comments are based on what I read in photography books... not rich enough to own either...
    Totally agreed....I am using Leica lens presently - excellent contrast.....Carl Zeiss is sharper....no regrets for both types of lens if you intend to own either one.

    Price is definitely a factor but worthwhile saving to get them....

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    If you have the chance, try the Voigtlander SL 40 mm f/2 Ultron. Super sharp lens. Great contrast. You'll get the best of both worlds (Zeiss and Leica).

    Another great lens to consider is the Voigtlander SL 90mm f/3.5 APO Lanthar.
    Last edited by photobum; 7th December 2007 at 12:21 AM.

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    Throw in another Lens make, Schneider

    I prefer Schneider over Carl Zeiss (medium/Large format)

    Carl Zeiss over Leica (35mm SLR)

    Leica over Voigtlander (35mm Rangefinder)

    But all can shoot beautiful pictures that are priceless

    Commercially all those lenses are good for any job any time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckteeth LCL View Post
    Throw in another Lens make, Schneider
    I will give you yet another great German lens maker, Rodenstock.

    Rodenstock makes some of the best large/medium format lenses. The resolving power of Rodenstock lenses is world-class .

    Check it out here (Note: scroll further down).
    Last edited by photobum; 7th December 2007 at 05:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuwen View Post
    Both made very good lenses. Just different character.

    Quality control and workmanship wise Leica should be better, because u are paying for it.
    Saw your signature made me miss my RTS II and 85 1.4.
    CZ rocks!

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    Default Re: which lens is better ? Leica or Carl Zeiss ?

    hi guys,
    i just bought my sony h7 and whenever i pt n shoot @ anything, the LCD would show me purple haloing effect. can anyone shed some lights about this? is it normal for all cz lens ? i did send back to sony service centre, they said is normal and no faults found... kinda sad. maybe i can tune some setting ? can anyone advise ? thanks alot.

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