Re: [OM] Mandler 50mm f/2 Summicron-M tested

Subject: Re: [OM] Mandler 50mm f/2 Summicron-M tested
From: *- DORIS FANG -* <sfsttj@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 1 Aug 1999 16:42:30 -0400 (EDT)

On Sat, 31 Jul 1999 PCACala@xxxxxxx wrote:

> Since I was a teenager I asked myself: Is it even worth it to get whatever 
> edge the lenses for the Leica have or are hyped as having?  The answer has 
> always been no, esp. from a LOGICAL cost/performance viewpoint.  I've have 
> always thought I could do the same quality work with an Zuiko - granted that 
> I'm not needing a 35mm f/1.4 lens (or other non duplicated lens) to get the 
> shot.

    I hate hardware wars, but...erewith my 2 cent's worth...
   If photography was about fiduciary logic, then the above would be right
on. Granted, it's only hardware, and it may not aid and abet your vision,
The way I see it is, if the Leicas managed to work out for Henri
Cartier-Bresson, Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, Brassai, Garry Winogrand, Lee
Friedlander, Robert Frank, Ralph Gibson, Bruce Davidson, Martine Franck,
Robert Capa, Lewis Baltz, Mary Ellen Mark, Larry Clark, Elliott Erwitt,
Ernst Haas, Marc Riboud, David Seymour, Alfred Eisentaedt, Burk Uzzle,
William Eggleston, William Albert Allard, David Allan Harvey, and a
bazillion other top, world-class photographers (not to mention the
resulting work), even by Vulcan logic, Leicas might actually be "worth a
                                          *= Doris Fang =*

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