Quote Originally Posted by rfshootist
You talk about enlargements and so I assume you mean "sharpness" or resolving lpmm.

What makes the Leica lenses unique is the special "footprint"

If you want to make enlargemenst take a MF camera, it blows away even the very best 35mm lenses like a handful of dust :-)

bertram
Yes I am interested in the sharpness but it goes beyond that as well, it is also the special look that you note.

I shoot 5 Mf systems and 1 4x5 camera all with great optics. If I wanted just a superior print I'd shoot one of the above, but I also want speed, a lighter smaller body and carry kit, better shadow contrast from a 35mm frame and a special something type of look, so now I'm interested in the Leica glass and bodies again.