Originally Posted by ntenny
Seriously---better than a good Summicron or the 50/1.5 Sonnar? Wow.
The nickel version is apparently optically identical and still available; US$695 is a fair chunk of change, but if the lens is THAT good...
Thanks for the detailed and interesting report. Personally I find these "experiential narratives" more useful and readable than the standard-issue purely-technical review style.
I didn't have a Summicron, just a Summar, so I really can't compare the Heliar with the Summicron. I am happy with this lens.
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