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    which one's sharper?

    The Nokton 50/1.5 seems very sharp. How does it compare with Leica's 40/F2 'cron? It's difficult for me to see looking at my 4" X 6" prints. Thanks.

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    Enlarge them a lot larger (11X14 or even 16X20) then examine them under magnification to make your own determination. Any chunk of glass will probably give you acceptable results at 4X6 print size.
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    Thanks!
    Any chunk of glass will probably give you acceptable results at 4X6 print size.
    Not really, but I got rid of those unsharp Nikkor lenses long ago. The 50mm Zeiss Yashica mount was also not sharp. The cheaper Yashica was sharper. Thank G_d we have Cosina today. http://www.cameraquest.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank-G
    Thanks!Not really, but I got rid of those unsharp Nikkor lenses long ago. The 50mm Zeiss Yashica mount was also not sharp. The cheaper Yashica was sharper. Thank G_d we have Cosina today.
    Unsharp Nikkors? A Zeiss also not sharp enough? Hmmmmmmm!
    You seem to be a very demanding individual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by André E.C.
    Unsharp Nikkors? A Zeiss also not sharp enough? Hmmmmmmm!
    You seem to be a very demanding individual.
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    Maybe he had a 43-86 zoom and an uncoated 300/4.5 Tessar?

    Or maybe he plays football with his lenses first, or cleans them with sandpaper?

    I too find these assertions surprising, owning (as I do) Zeiss, Leica, Voigtlander and Nikkor lenses.

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    I had an old Nikkor 50mm F1.4 and a Nikkor 200mm F4 Q. The 200mm was really a poor lens, like really really poor. The Zeiss 50mm Yashica/Contax mount wasn't that good either. These were the worst lenses I owned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by André E.C.
    Unsharp Nikkors? A Zeiss also not sharp enough? Hmmmmmmm!
    You seem to be a very demanding individual.

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    I can't be sure, but I fear that one Frank Granovski lurks behind the pseudonym Frank-G. I believe -- could be mistaken -- that the Granovski character has been banned for life from every other photography-related BBS in the known universe. Granovski is, um, a fantasist. Spent a lot of time on photo.net's Leica forum proclaiming the superiority of leaf-shutter Yashica rangefinders and bemoaning his inability to obtain a pristine Leica CL that worked. Colossal PITA.

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    Of course it's me, Dan, and I did buy a CL. I had it fixed 4 times, then sold it and it had to go in a 5th time by the buyer. Leaf shutters are best, although I sold one of my GSNs. It was a brand new one! (2 left).

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    So anyone know which one's sharper---the Nokton 50/1.5 vs the 40/F2 'cron? I also wonder which one's sharper between the Nokton 50 and the Nokton 40. Thanks.

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    What are you hearing about the Heliar 50/2?

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