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  1. Wonder how it will do with color shifts on the edges?
  2. Leica M8.2, Summicron 35mm f2 (V2)
  3. I use my cameras professionally, so cosmetics is not high on my list for a camera used as a tool. With that said, I am always a sucker for the Leica script on top!
  4. I have both lenses. A 35mm f2 (V2) and a Rokkor 40mm f2 (exactly the same as the Leitz Summicron). I like them both and they perform about the same. However, the 40mm flares more, to the point of being a real flaw, but only when shooting directly into a light source. It's a very good lens otherwise. The V2 Summicron is an okay lens. Mine is clean and sharp, but does exhibit a bit of glow wide open. I'm told that the later 40mm Rokkors that were made for the CLE don't exhibit as much flare because they have better and more modern coatings. Mine is the older model. You can tell the newer m
  5. I'm a big fan of "character" lenses. My favorite is the 50mm Summitar. I can count on it to be consistent and dependable, and used wide open has a very distinctive charm. I chased down a 50mm f1.5 Summarit and a 50mm Summixlux V1 for their claimed "character." Unfortunately, I've found them to be just too soft with too many flaws when shot wide open to be worthwhile in terms of character. They were fine lenses in their day given the technology of the time. I've found the 50mm f1.5 Jupiter, a cheap Russian lens, to be more consistent and a better lens overall in terms of sharpness and cont
  6. It's no different than a standard M10. In the long run it will bring a premium to collectors. I'd buy it in a heartbeat if it were the same price as an unmarked one.
  7. I wonder if anybody tapes over them to hide the logo? Yes, to be more discreet.
  8. A quick piece I put together with an alum's poem for my employer. This was shot with a 135mm f4 Elmar and a 50mm f2 Summitar.
  9. I had a pre-asph version 2 for a while and I really liked it, but I sold it on for the latest 50mm f1.4 asph. The newer lens is so sharp you could cut yourself with it. The older lens has a bit more character, but I prefer the newer lens. If I could only have one lens and no others (and I have a lot of lenses) it would be the 50mm f1.4 asph. I also have a pre-asph version 1 and I would not recommend that lens at all. It is not sharp wide open, although if used carefully it does produce some charming old-school results.
  10. Leica M10P, Summitar 50mm f2
  11. Leica M-P 240 and Summilux 50mm f1.4 (V1) This is a difficult lens to tame wide open, but it works well in contrasty light. The dehaze slider in the Adobe Raw tool helps a lot too.
  12. RAW! It's the only way with all of the Leicas.
  13. I have a Thumbie on my M240 and M10 and they are identical and interchangeable. I've been using a Thumbie on all of my digital Leica Ms and prefer them to the other thumb rest options. The black paint on all of my Thumbies have peeled off in places revealing brass underneath. All of the paint on the one I have on an M8 has completely peeled off and the Thumbie is now completely brass. All fine by me, but if you're concerned about cosmetics then the Thumbie might not be a good choice for you.
  14. Leica M8.2, Summicron 90mm f2 (V1)
  15. Leica M8.2, Summicron 90mm f2 (V1)
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