Thursday, August 15, 2013

Who would win in a fight? SCDG Thursday Night! 60Hex vs 50Cron!

Who would win in a fight?

This is the sort of question was often posed in nerdom on the Internet. 

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Leica Summicron 50mm f2.0 APO ASPH

Who would win in a fight?

Captain Jean-Luc Picard? or Captain James Tiberius Kirk!

Xena, Warrior Princess or  Susan Ivanova?

An X-Wing? or a Colonial Viper?

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Konica Hexanon 60mm f1.2 LTM

Who would win in a fight?

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Leica Summicron 50mm f2.0 APO ASPH

A 60mm f1.2 Konica Hexanon?  Or a 50mm Leica f2 Apochromatic Aspherical Summicron?

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Leica Summicron 50mm f2.0 APO ASPH

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Konica Hexanon 60mm f1.2 LTM
 
I've had the Hexanon for quite some time now.  The focal length is a bit odd to use with the canonical 50mm rangefinder frame lines, but the throw is short and smooth. I recently acquired the Summicron by winning the lottery.  So, I thought I'd try it out in a totally unscientific head-to-head contest shooting with both lenses at Thursday night scrimmage. The throw on the Summicron, while not long, is a bit stiffer than the Hexanon.  I have an impulse to buy a steer from LeicaGoodies and superglue part of it onto the lens to supplement the manual focus tab that is on the lens now.

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Leica Summicron 50mm f2.0 APO ASPH

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 Konica Hexanon 60mm f1.2 LTM

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Leica Summicron 50mm f2.0 APO ASPH

All the files were processed in Capture One in a similar manner.  I did not make a special effort to preserve the straight-out-of-the-camera look.

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Leica Summicron 50mm f2.0 APO ASPH

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 Konica Hexanon 60mm f1.2 LTM

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 Konica Hexanon 60mm f1.2 LTM

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 Konica Hexanon 60mm f1.2 LTM
 
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Leica Summicron 50mm f2.0 APO ASPH

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Leica Summicron 50mm f2.0 APO ASPH

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 Konica Hexanon 60mm f1.2 LTM



The full flickr set is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nocklebeast/sets/72157635022018536/


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