Is a 28mm rangefinder really optically better than a reflex 28mm ?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Arnaud B, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. Arnaud B

    Arnaud B Guest


    I've compared the photodo results beetween 28/2,8 biogon and 28/2,8
    distagon. Distagon perform surprising good results. I was considering to
    get a rangefinder to make landscape but for now just a mirror-prelock
    contax body seems to fit.

    Arnaud B, Nov 12, 2004
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  2. The dificulty with wideangle lenses for reflex cameras is the rear
    element has to be farther from the film than simple optical designs
    can provide. Whereas with a rangefinder camera, that back element can
    go right where it wants. I wouldn't have expected the difference to
    be so clear with something as mild as a 28mm; but perhaps it is. Or
    perhaps that's an old reflex design, and modern ones do much better?
    David Dyer-Bennet, Nov 12, 2004
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  3. Arnaud B

    Arnaud B Guest

    Ok, but
    Distagon of the test was older than the biogon of the G system so...
    Arnaud B, Nov 12, 2004
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