I would say that the term 'image quality' is oft used and rarely understood. Of course an image has to be fit for purpose, and a camera/lens system has to be usable, but for me one of the attractions of the Leica dRF is its reliability in terms of the predictability of the images produced. I use just a few lenses, some of which are fairly old, and to me the predictability of knowing what the image is going to look like from a particular lens is something which I really appreciate. Whether you can describe this in 'image quality' terms I don't know, but when I shoot on my M8 with my 1964 21mm f/3.4 S/A for B&W, I can usually foretell to a great extent, just how the image will appear (certainly not like an image from a modern 28mm).
Last edited by pgk : 09-05-2011 at 08:01.