Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/04/09

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Subject: Summarit Quality
From: db <>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 1997 10:31:35 -0400


>>Well, I'm NOT a great fan of the Summarit, but others are.  I have always
found it more than a bit on the soft side.  Other users find the lens quite

The only place I have ever noticed a bit of softness with the Summarit is
at full aperture.  Stopped down to f/2 it is on par with my Summicron.  In
low light, where the additional stop of the Summarit is used, I find other
factors typically degrade the image more so than the we bit of softness the
Summitar displays wide open.