Good point. Actually, I was kidding about making the 50/1.2 Nikons and others, and selling them stripped down. Kind of like a nokton barrel lens.
I once knew a photographer who was probably drinking Rodinal straight up when I was still wetting my nappies, and he always used to rag on Leitz because the aperture on the Noctilux went past f/4. Of course he wasn't concerned about any damned bokay but that the Noct. was corrected for wide open. Why in the world would you use it at f/11? That's why you have an Elmar (or whatever).
I photograph things to see what things look like photographed.
- Garry Winogrand