Yes, it’s the same scene as one I’ve posted twice before. But it’s a different lens.
It would be easy to write some schmaltz about tearfully watching the last of my Mandler lenses go over the shop counter a few days ago. Except for one thing: it didn’t happen. I’m way too gleeful about the Karbe lenses I got in return!
It would be just as easy to pontificate about the soul of Mandler being present in the modern lenses. And for all I know, some aspects of lens design could have survived into the current era.
But it’s easier to say something I know to be true: I really, really like this glass!