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It may be classic, have nice contrast, be sharp in the middle, but vignetting is by the worst I have ever seen. If I wanted even illumination, I had to stop to 11 or 16, can`t remember which. Those pics are still on my wall.

 

I owned this one for three months at most when the 21 2.8 came out. I traded off right away.

Straight lines go a bit wonky, but I can use it at 4 to 11 for landscapes. Bought the 28 2.8 at the same time and both have been fitted to the M9P and they make stunning photos.

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It may be classic, have nice contrast, be sharp in the middle, but vignetting is by the worst I have ever seen....

 

I see you have not its predecessor...

The SA 21 f4 vignettes A LOT even on M8, on which the 3,4 (closed to 5,6 around) stands up decently, apart the known issue of wrong metering.

 

... and, yes, is always a fine item...

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How does it go with the M9? Any magenta casting? Banding? Anything?

 

Thanks in advance,

Bruno

It vignettes badly, has soft cornrs and suffers from awful magenta casts which I cannot fully correct for even using Cornerfix. BUT for B&W it is a superb, centrally extremely sharp, characterful lens......

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The rear lenses deeply protruding into the camera body and partially obscuring the metering cell. In order to properly expose with this lens mounted one has to rely on the guessposimeter which is based on the "Sunny 16" algorithm

 

Cheers,

Bruno

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@jmanivelle please tell me what is -3stop settings?

Dialing an Exposure compensation of 2.5 to 3 stops corrects the misreading the M8 photometer gives with these Super Angulon lenses .

My 2.5 centavos,

JM

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See Nomad64 answer... I add that Leica duly specifies this issue in the M8/M9 manuals.

Thanks for your explanation (and to nomad64 too).

The new M with live view will solve this problem. Analog technic vanishes (slowly).

Digital technic is cheaper to build and delivers better results.

Jan

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