Originally Posted by f.hayek
The original 8 element is so out of reach for most of us, exciting to see what looks to be an improved version of the same, with modern coatings. Just that when I eyed the same post over at Leica Forum, it got me wondering.
I think that it is rather na´ve to expect the same rendering from this copied lens. The original lens is made from rather exotic kinds of glass that are unavailable today because the production is forbidden based on environmental legislation. That is the big problem and that is why the old lenses are so expensive. It is not simply a matter of coating.