Oops. I wasn't aware that the shutters were different. I had assumed that they were the same. The Autocord that I swapped elements with worked fine and gave a sharp image on a GG on the film rails and up top, it was just focus limited due to differences in film plane distance (and I think the Autocord was also a different focal length). I'll look at the camera you mentioned Ian, although I really want a Planar. If the Ross lens is sharp like a Tessar or Xenar, then it won't do.
The reason I like my Triotar over a Xenar is the way it handles IQ. It's very sharp in the center, has great bokeh, and is much better for portraits, where I find the hard edged sharpness of Tessars to be objectionable. May just have to get used to the weight of a 35.E. The Planar I had wasn't necessarily really sharp (which is why I favor it over a Xenotar), but the photos from it have a special look that are difficult to describe. There's a sense of "thereness" that I see in lenses that I like. Summicrons, for example, are not necessarily sharper than Zeiss lenses, but I much prefer their IQ. Ditto for Heliars. Those three lenses are at the top of my list for IQ.
Last edited by momus; 05-09-2013 at 09:05 AM. Click to view previous post history.