Are SLR lenses better than Rangefinder lenses on X cameras?

Started Feb 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Menedem OP Regular Member • Posts: 235
Re: Are SLR lenses better than Rangefinder lenses on X cameras?

pluton wrote:

There are no Zeiss lenses of the current, or Contax RTS generation, that are offered in both rangefinder AND SLR mounts. Leica has been the same in recent decades as well.

Correct.  I primarily meant older Zeiss designs, like Tessars and Sonnars.  These are available in a variety of mounts, from large format to rangefinder to SLR:

But, remember that lenses designed specifically for a given digital sensor/camera setup can sit very close to the sensor and have excellent image quality: witness the Fuji X lenses, or that new Sony RX-1.

No doubt about it.  Fuji XF digital lenses will always work best on the Fuji digital system.  What I am after is a reasonable solution for focal lengths that Fuji does not cover yet, like the teles.

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