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03-21-2009, 09:28 PM   #46
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Someone may already have suggested this, but as I remember, the Carl Zeiss-designed lenses for the Contax G rangefinder were among the very top lenses ever tested at Photozone. I'd take a look at the 45mm f2 Planar and the 28mm f2.8 Biogon as being the best of the best.

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I realize that the MF lenses are not always as high of resolution as those for 35mm, but I cannot help but wonder if their higher initial cost is, at least in part, due to the higher quality of craftsmanship and glass used in the construction.

I wonder if there are some gems out there, like the Hassy's, etc that have some unique, useful optical properties.
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I think the NEW DA* 55mm f1.4 will be in this list very soon as the word is getting out about this new PENTAX jewel...(:
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I think the Voigtlander Nokton 58mm beats the Sigma 30 doesn't it? Right behind the Zeiss by a hair f2.8-4. A little cheaper too.
Sorry, this one doesn't help I know.

Edit: OOPS, I just noticed I was looking at Nikon numbers. I wonder what the testing would be though on Pentax body for the VL.

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