Originally Posted by Erik van Straten
Incredible! I never thought that different lenses can be so close.
The original lens is a tiny little bit softer. Look at the dark parts of the teapot in the last picture.
Thank you Kevin for these pictures.
You are welcome, Erik.
The maker shared some thoughts regard the softness of the original lens performance. When they were setting up the comparison, they decided to use a Summicron 35/2 that is 100% in its original condition, which means never been opened before and in near new condition. But still, the original lens is almost 60 years old. Haze issue is regularly in the Leica old lens. And we now compare it with a brand new replica. And he said that the replica has slightly higher contrast.