Optical designers “Magnum Opus” lens?
Old 11-02-2019   #1
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Optical designers “Magnum Opus” lens?

The weather has been cold and soggy lately, so it’s been giving me a case of the GAS. During my “research” I had a nagging thought. Is there SINGLE lens that seems to define the aesthetic and philosophy of each Designer? So, I’m curious what you knowledgeable people think. For example, when I look at Mandlers 75mm summilux photos, it just feels like it is THE definitive lens for him. Someday maybe I’ll splurge on one, but 75mm just isn’t my FL
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Like Ludwig Bertele's 38mm Biogon? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeiss_Biogon
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Zenji Wakimoto designed the 10.5cm f/2.5 Nikkor as well as the 2.1cm f/4 Nikkor.
Yoshiaki Shimizu designed the 58mm f/1.2 NOCT Nikkor.
Werner Wagner designed the 21mm f/3.4 Super Angulon.
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Paul Rudolph designed the Planar in 1896. He then designed the Tessar, and Ernst Wanderslab and Willy Merté refined it in the 1930s to provide f3.5 and 2.8 designs.

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I would say my TWO all time favorite Leica lenses
are the 21 3.4 Super Angulon and the 75 Summikux
Just stellar in creating Atmosphere snd ‘signatures’ that turn me on
I have them no more, but thoroughly enjoyed them

Now I have settled on lenses with less signature in their rendering
I love them for different reasons : 35 2.8 summaron and 40 summicron

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