As opposed to this:
Everybody knows that nothing lasts forever, not even the enthusiasm about a new (old) camera.
Especially if the lens on it, a Leitz Elmar 3.5 5cm from the fifties, flares like mad on anything lighter than, say, zone VIII in a picture. Some Leica Glow! Upon closer inspection, the front lens had a myriad of “cleaning marks”, i.e. finest scratches.
There is another lens, though, built just like it, with the same specifications, that Cosina Voigtländer misnamed the Heliar f/3.5 50 mm. That one is sharp:
And at the edges:
And at f/3.5. By the way, that’s Kodak TMY-2 for the test shots, developed in X-TOL 1+1.
By the second way, that’s Hiroshi Sugimoto’s fabulous exposition catalog from Hatje-Cantz on my bookstand in the following photo:
All’s well again.