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    Two interesting Cosina Lenses for Leicas

    With Leica no longer making a collapsible 50mm, Cosina is going to fill that niche.



    Cosina page on them (Japanese).

    Don't know if they'll make it here but have query into Cameraquest on that subject.

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    Re: Two interesting Cosina Lenses for Leicas

    Didn't the 50/3.5 have a stellar rep for resolution? I'm sure a friendly Japanese dealer could be located ;>

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    Re: Two interesting Cosina Lenses for Leicas

    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    Didn't the 50/3.5 have a stellar rep for resolution? I'm sure a friendly Japanese dealer could be located ;>
    I just got and email back from CameraQuest.

    Stephen Gandy will have them in time for Christmas. He expects them in November. Yes, I understand the 50/3.5 had strong reputation for resolution.

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    Re: Two interesting Cosina Lenses for Leicas

    it was claimed to be the sharpest lens that pop photo magazine ever tested, iirc.

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    Interesting that their optical-formula diagrams are so similar.

    Based on that, I'm guessing that the 50/2 will not wind up being the sharpest lens that anybody ever tested... more for people who liked that "Summar glow"...

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