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    M10-P Safari Edition, bunch of lenses.

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  1. Me too! When I read here about sending things out to be worked on, CLA for example, I just think it sounds like a chance to get some cool tools and go for it!
  2. That's all very interesting re: the titanium version. I've been thinking about picking one up since seem pretty available. Something with less glow wide open than my 1972 version, but with still some interesting characteristics.
  3. Anyone have the titanium version if this lens? How does it render?
  4. Paid $2750US a few months ago for a 1972 version 2 with hood in VGC.
  5. Ah, nope. 😇 Summilux, Summicron, Summaron, Biogon, Summilux... All for particular reasons.
  6. Wait a minute! I have the Zeiss 35/2.8. I think finding something more acute is picking nits at the highest level. Reid does a review with APO lenses and throws the Zeiss into that group. It is an interesting review and the Zeiss comes out really well in that crowd. But really, the Zeiss is a fantastic lens, compact with awesome rendering. I don't worry about the f/2.8 much with an M10-P I just crank up the ISO.
  7. OMG, you didn't say which generation 'lux or 'cron! 🙃 I started with a new 35 Summilux ASPH FLE. I do not regret that as a starting point. I'd never had a fast wide lens so the experience was unique for me. There are physical differences between the 'lux and 'cron that might affect your choice. The Summilux is a good bit bigger, but interesting enough the Summicron hood is larger making them close to the same size with hoods mounted. Don't underestimate the importance of the physical dimensions. The 'lux captures a big chunk of viewfinder if that matters to you. In fact moving to the M system you may find that view finder blockage becomes important to you. IMHO, they both have benchmark quality and draw well in a modern way. There are an almost ridiculous array of 35 options for Leica, so just start someplace and begin forming an opinion after seeing if they draw in a way that you enjoy. Currently I use a pre-asph Summilux and a Zeiss Biogon 2.8 as well; both compact lenses that draw in interesting ways. Below, Summicron hood on the right.
  8. Not a collector here. I'm a user. I just thought the Safari looked interesting when I was buying in so I went that way.
  9. No they don't match perfectly. I don't know if the 50 is actually darker, but it is different. The lenses are about the same as one another. The camera wears the same as other Leica. It is brassing, quite rapidly in my opinion, but it doesn't matter that much to me. I'm sure someday my heirs will sell this at a premium due to the organic nature of the brassing.🤣
  10. The lens is on the expressive side of the equation (rather than recording side). Of course you should focus on expression rather than recording. Get the APO if that way of drawing pleases you.
  11. Yes. The reason I moved to Leica some time ago was to access the glass.
  12. I've got the Safari version M10P and the 28&50 Safari lenses. After some use, I don't baby my equipment, I've noticed that as the green wears off the lenses, it's black underneath. Under the black, silver maybe... What did these safari lenses start life as; black standard lenses?
  13. I'm having a look at the Ultron V1. Reid reviews has a review that includes that lens. I'm not certain that it is exactly what I'm imagining but the cost of entry is low enough that I will find one and give it a go. Thanks for the tips!
  14. Oh crap! I forgot about the cron. I'm asking about the Lux pre-A. Edited the question to be more clear.... Thanks!
  15. I've been enjoying my 35 pre-ASPH Summilux quite a bit. I like the cine look that my copy has been yielding, and I'm getting a handle on what it does in various conditions. This said, I've always enjoyed working with the 28mm prospective. I've got a "whole grip of 28s" (2-crons, an elmarit, and a new version summaron). All lovely lenses and each fills a niche in my work. But none render anything like the 35 P-A! Is there a 28 that yields that glow? I'm not a snob, so I'd buy any lens that draws in a similar way.
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