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  1. I just found (yet another...) 'Made in Germany' 35/1.4 v2 (11870). S/N is 3433XXX, which indicates that its birth date was sometime in 1987 if I'm not mistaken. It comes in its original box, with matching serial on the sticker. Interestingly, however, the writing on the box says 'Made in Canada'. I know it was some kind of a transition period for Leica, with parts from Canada being sent back to Germany, but it's the first time I see such a lens/box mismatch. Out of curiosity, a quick question for the experts here: have you seen this before?
  2. Wintereinbruch im Schwäbischen Wald M10 mit Summilux 1,4/50 ASPH.
  3. Hey Everyone! This is my first post here but I've been shooting Leica for the better part of a decade, now. I've just acquired a 35mm Summilux Pre-ASPH but I cant seem to get a concrete answer to what it is, exactly, that I have. The lens is SPOTLESS and came from an estate. It takes series VII filter BUT it has a chrome infinity lock. I was under the impression that only the version 1 on this lens had the infinity lock but the serial number, from what i've read, would mean its a v2 (#234+). It's a beautiful lens that came with the box and hood for almost "nothing". I really just want to know what it is that i've got and if it's anything special.
  4. I have recently purchased a used 75mm Summilux f/1.4 which has an issue with back focusing. I did some tests today, and from minimum focusing distance to about 1.5 meters, the focus is very good. Then the back focusing is more and more visible at longer distances. At 2 meters the focus is about 5 cm behind, and at 3 meters it back focuses maybe 30 cm. I can't see any difference at different apertures. What is the best thing to do? Send it to Leica for an adjustment? Do they need the camera as well? (hope not). Or should I just find a way to live with it, e.g. try to remember how much nearer I have to focus at different distances? I have planned to buy a Visoflex, but currently I can't afford it.
  5. I recently bought a used "mint" Summilux 35 ASPH FLE and upon receiving it I discovered the inside of the lens to be extremely dusty. Needless to say, I returned it immediately. I do wonder how this could be possible though - the lens was sold to the previous owner in 2016/10 so it's been used for about a year. I just can't believe a one-year-old lens can have this much dust in it. Is there some type of design flaw with the FLE version that makes it prone to dust? I'm thinking about getting a new one so I don't want the lens to be like this after a year...
  6. I recently bought a used "mint" Summilux 35 ASPH FLE and upon receiving it I discovered the inside of the lens to be extremely dusty. Needless to say, I returned it immediately. I do wonder how this could be possible though - the lens was sold to the previous owner in 2016/10 so it's been used for about a year. I just can't believe a one-year-old lens can have this much dust in it. Is there some type of design flaw with the FLE version that makes it prone to dust? I'm thinking about getting a new one so I don't want the lens to be like this after a year...
  7. From the album: M10 First Impressions

  8. jbradstreet


    From the album: M10 First Impressions

  9. A brief article where I share my experience with this lens over the last years, and also some pictures I made with it with various Leica cameras: http://indergaard.net/2017/07/02/leica-summilux-m-50mm-f14-asph-review/
  10. Hey guys, The 35 Summicron ASPH ii was updated last year to improve the mechanical design as well as resolving power. While it may not be noticeable on the current 24MP sensors it does offer a greater degree of clarity on the bigger 42 megapixel Sony sensor and when when printed to large sizes. This would indicate that, sometime down the road, Leica will inevitably move to larger MP sensors. In this respect, I was wondering if anyone knew what the resolving power of the Summilux 35 ASPH FLE was? Would be interesting to know, especially considering that it came out in 2011. Regards
  11. Hi All, I'm a bit new here or rather I've lurked here for a very long time without posting. I've tried searching a bit, but I can't seem to find anything on the specific question I have or perhaps I'm searching poorly I currently have a chrome 50mm Summilux pre-asph that I am using on a M3 and M7, but as it's well documented this lens has a bit of a classic look to its rendering and at times lacks the micro contrast and corner sharpness of modern designs and do love the look of the lens. The classic rendering is a big part of why I haven't upgraded to an ASPH version. I do a lot of portraiture and this look is very forgiving in that scenario. I've used this lens for about 3 years now so I feel pretty comfortable with its look overall. That being said, there are quite a few occasions where I would like a bit more of a modern rendering. I think I like the modern rending for a lot of the non portrait everyday type uses. So I am wondering if there are any users here who currently field a pre asph summilux and an additional 50mm lens as a complement in other situations. I am seriously considering the 50mm summarit 2.4 as my second lens. I have heard that it has a way of rendering that is a bit classic and modern at the same time and has a smaller footprint. Does anyone an opinion on using the older lux and summarit as a sibling lens? For reference I have also used the 50mm DR summicron(Loved the handling and sharpness, but it was similarly classic to my summilux) and the 50mm Zeiss Planar f/2(liked the lens, but didn't care for the handling) Thanks so much!
  12. I recently purchased a brand new unopened 50 summilux f/1.4 asph lens in silver and when I unpackaged it I noticed a clear liquid on the outside barrel of the lens. I was able to wipe it off but wondered what it was? And whether I should exchange the lens for a different one? Inside the lens it looks fine at the moment and not sure if liquid would have seeped inside. Just wandered if anyone had a similar experience. I want to make sure nothing is wrong with the lens since I spent 4K on it.
  13. In 2009 I bought my first Leica (M8.2 and an Elmarit 28mm lens) - today I placed my second order after 8 years, (M10 + Summilux 35) and I will have to trade in my trusted M8.2 and Elmarit 28 lens. I was very hesitant to keep the Elmarit 28 and maybe add to it a 50 Summilux, or sell and get a 28 Summilux + 90 Summicron, blah, blah, blah. Then I realised, if I was able to publish a book, have multiple exhibitions and take tens of thousands of pictures with my 1 body + 1 lens, actually I don't need anything else, just the continuation of my current trusted minimalistic setup: M10 and Summilux 35mm. That's all. No fuss, no pain. Don't need to carry and change lenses, no bag, no nothing. For backup, I have my iPhone. I feel great, didn't get the GAS syndrome! Well, actually the opposite: GSS! (Gear Selling Syndrome). As I wanted to to finance my new gear I had to sell all my Canon gear - which I rarely used in the last few years (7DMkII, 6D, Sigma ART 35mm f/1.4, Canon EF 85mm f/1.8, Canon EF-S 17-55 IS USM) plus I will trade in my Leica 8.2 + Elmarit Lens + I need to pay some cash as well... Looking at the list of gear to be exchanged "only" for an M10 + Summilux 35, feels scary and risky. But I know that I made the right choice, I will continue to stay creative as I was with my previous gear. (By the way, I placed my order in Vienna, Austria at Leicashop, with their trusted owner, Hannes Wahry - a brilliant person!) I just wanted to share my story. Happy shooting!
  14. Some pictures from the F1 weekend in Bahrain.
  15. I would like to purchase some filters for the M10 + Summilux 35 FLE, and I am not sure which are the best in terms of ease of use (screw on with hood, stacking, vignetting). I am about to order these: UV: http://www.leicashop.com/brandnew_de/filter/leica-filter/leica-filter-uva-ii-46mm-schwarz-skul13033.html ND: http://www.leicashop.com/brandnew_de/filter/leica-nd-filter/leica-filter-nd-16x-46mm-schwarz-skul13055.html Polarizer: http://www.leicashop.com/brandnew_de/filter/b-w-pol-filter/b-w-circular-polfilter-ksm-e46mm-mrc-f-pro-skubw82658.html
  16. Hi everybody, i just got my summilux 35 fle this week. and i'm having difficulties comparing these two lenses. i'm sorry if my writing is not good and my sample picture are very crappy but this is only a test. i just want to share my experience with these lenses Please checkout this link first in flickr to see in high resolution. https://flic.kr/s/aHskP24eFN from my observation in couple days for brief moment, comparing side by side in lightroom, i really impressed with the voigtlander 35mm f1.7 ultron. Sharpness at the center the ultron beat the summilux on sharpness wide open. (f1.7 vs f1.4) but summilux beat the ultron at the same aperture f1.7 but not by much though Bokeh both have beautiful bokeh. sometimes i can't tell which is which. Contrast summilux has more contrast, but only a hair saturation summilux has more saturation but only like 3-5% i think size the Lux with the hood and the ultron without the hood is about the same size. i never use the hood on ultron since i bought it. it resist the flare very good. and it looks nicer. the ultron is slimmer than lux and lighter than the lux rendering both lens render is quite the same also. Now, the difference visible in my eye is curvature of the lens the summilux has center curvature that makes the subject on the center pop. ( i think this is the way leica did to make 3d pop) i can notice the size of a subject side by side with the voigtlander. the subject at the center is bigger on summilux than voigtlander. certainly the plane focus is not flat overall ultron is only 5-10% to catch up the FLE i would say. so in the end, i still finding the reason to keep this lens since the lens is 4x the cost of the ultron.
  17. Brought it with me on a trip over the holidays. Nowhere near as comprehensive review as Sean Reid's - but here's my take on the lens, published by Leica San Francisco: http://www.madeinwetzlar.com/on-vacation-with-the-leica-sl-summilux-50mm-f-1.4
  18. Its more of a dream than reality for now talking about 75mm APO-Summilux-M ASPH FLE... with whatever tech indicators you wish but I count my self as someone ready to pay Leica's prime price for a resurrected 75Lux 75 Summilux-M's almost 0% distortion, creamy bokeh and ridiculously sharp focused area makes it the BEST (yep all capitals) portrait lens ever produced I call it Mandler's Pieta. Karbe did a great job on 75 Apo-Summicron but it can not replace 75Lux and I know many fellow leica shooters went back to 75Lux after working with 75Cron (including myself) There is space for a 75 Summilux update and if leica have managed to justify mad-scientist kind of inventions like 21 Summilux, 50 Noct 0.95 and 28 Summilux there is still hope for a 75Lux resurrection. Amen recently shot on 75Lux
  19. Mahesh


    The first picture with my 80 lux-r, on Sony A7ii
  20. Anyone having experience with the R-Summilux 1:1,4/80 mm with R-Adapter on the SL? How does it compare to M-Summilux 1:1,4/75 mm and/or to SL lenses in portraiture etc.?
  21. Zabriskie Point is one of Death Valley's most famous spots; here's Manley Beacon's ridge just after sunrise under a stormy sky. With the Leica M-P (Typ 240) and the 35mm Summilux FLE. Best, Vieri
  22. Hey guys! I spent 6 weeks in NYC basically just taking pictures ... mostly street, but also Landscape and People ... I mostly used my M9 and 35mm Summilux ASPH (pre FLE) wide open and sometimes my S (006) and 70mm Summarit. If I don't comment which combo I used, it'll be the M9 35Lux combo... Feel free to comment and critique I'm not a pro and I just do stuff the way I like it .. so not everything is perfect... Here are a couple of shots from the End of July .. some of the best sunsets I have ever seen.
  23. Hello Leica M shooters! I am an architect and photographer. My current kit of Leica lenses are: Super Elmar 21mm: mostly used for architectural shots! Summilux 50mm ASPH: my standard lens Macro-Elmar 90mm: My short tele I would like to add one lens between my current: 21mm and 50mm lenses. I feel a significant distance between 21 and 50... I am looking a better complement for my Summilux 50mm. I love the 21mm for architectural shots as I say, but is not faster enough, for shooting internal spaces, when there is not possibility of using tripod, like museums, temples, galleries, for example. I like the 1,4/50 a lot! I call it: "my magic lens" because of the representation and bokeh. The 90 mm is my last addition! I am very happy with it. I use for shooting selective frames on landscapes and cities. I had an 35mm Summicron but I sold it, for my, 35mm was very close of the 50mm, because of this I am thinking in a 28mm lens… as a "ALL PURPOSE" complement of the 50! The use of 21 and 90mm lens, is for special-purpose. I would like to read your advices and recommendations! According with my explanation: What is better option: Summilux 28mm or Summicron 28mm lens? Thank you! Ricardo
  24. I'm looking to trade up my 35mm Summicron ASPH to a Summilux for my M6. I shoot only film and so I've been craving a slightly faster lens that'll go well with slow film. After some research, I'm torn between all the different types of Summilux's: - Pre-ASPH/Classic (cheaper, prone to flare, prone to focus shift, softer on the edges, and has the classic Leica glow/rendition) - Aspherical (super expensive, a non-option for me) - ASPH (a little cheaper than the FLE, still prone to focus shift, sharper than the Pre-ASPH, still has the classic Leica glow/rendition - not as much as Pre-ASPH though) - ASPH FLE (expensive, no focus shift, really sharp, lots of contrast, more modern Leica look) I'm leaning towards the ASPH and ASPH FLE, and the only reason why I'm leaning towards the ASPH FLE was that the focus shift is mostly eliminated with the floating lens element. However, I kind of like the classic Leica look that the regular ASPH has. I've also read places that focus shift is less prominent in film cameras. Is that really true? Should I just spring for the FLE version?
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