And Nikon's prime lenses are sharper, more contrasty etc than top end Nikon zoom lenses. And Canon's prime lenses are sharper, more contrasty...Originally posted by jasonpgc
I think I will put it this way, Leica's prime lenses are sharper, more contrasty etc. than the top end zoom lenses from Canon & Nikon.
Yeah well, neither do Canon or Nikon of their own zoom lenses. This is a basic tenant of lens design.On the other hand, I don't believe Leica can produce top end zoom lenses that are sharper than Canon's or Nikon's consumer prime lens series.
Depends a lot. For the equivalent price, you can buy pro level lenses from Canon or Nikon that are built as heavily as the Leicas.And I believe the prime lenses from Leica may be more superior than Canon or Nikon only in terms of built but not obvious lens quality.
Actually, i think the Summicron 50/2 is not $5 yet.Originally posted by ckiang
Voigtlander Bessa R with 50/1.5 : $1500
Leica M6 with a Summicron 50/2 : Probably close to $5k.
Again, which is a better deal? So, it's probably just the brand again, which draws people to it.
i like the "poetic" reference and the analogy to wine tasting.Originally posted by BenJR
But for now, the differences are subtle, more "poetic", something which , like wine-tasting, only the few can discern. I will stick with my NIKKORS
P.S - Hope I did not bore you
Actually, people have done surveys over here... removing labels from different wines and getting people to put them in order of price. The cheapest one a lot of people can get right, but even so called experts get mixed up with the middle to expensive ones.Originally posted by Red Dawn
i like the "poetic" reference and the analogy to wine tasting.
not that i ever seriously tasted wine, but i would think 2 pple would have different opinions about a "branded" wine, and usually the "more cultured" party would have a better opinion.....
Hey, didn't I say M6 with the Sumi 50/2? Should be around $5K.Originally posted by Red Dawn
Actually, i think the Summicron 50/2 is not $5 yet.
I was shopping around today - oops i mean looking around :devil: , and i discovered the price of a Summicron 35/1.4 is a cool $5500 - USED
that, plus the near $3k price tag for a black Leica M6, makes the whole package close to $10k......u can get an EOS 1D for that