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On 8/1/2018 at 8:31 AM, Narsuitus said:

@ BudJames

 

On a Fuji forum, I first noticed that you were a Leica and Fuji shooter.

I was very impressed by the images on your web site.

I have found your post on this Leica forum and on the Fuji forum to be very useful.

Please keep up the good work. I value your insight.

 

Out of curiosity, is your son affiliated with the Maryland, New Orleans, or Chicago Loyola University?

Thank you for visiting my web site and your comments. 

My son is a junior at Loyola University, Maryland. He loves it there.

Regards,
Bud James

Please check out my fine art and travel photography at www.budjames.photography or on Instagram at www.instagram.com/budjamesphoto.

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A two lens travel kit must be a 28, plus’s another 28 as a backup. And a small 50 in my pocket if things screw up😂

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On 3/1/2019 at 7:12 PM, g2van said:

Now I finally found a great copy of the rare Konica 21-35 dual M-Hexanon (2 focal lengths, not zoom) and it works really great with my M10, my new combo is:

Konica 21-35 + 35FLE

That dual focal length Konica is a very interesting lens, and pretty light at 295g, allowing several options for adding a wide aperture 50mm or small telephoto lens to make a versatile two-lens kit. It is a pity Leica or Voigtlander have never taken up the idea.

 

Edited by Nick_S

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I've just made a "2 lens kit list" according to what I have... from the lightest to the heaviest kit :

-       Leica M10 + Summaron 28mm + Rokkor 40mm :                                                       ~930g

-       Leica M10 + Rokkor 40mm + Tele-Elmarit 90mm :                                                     ~991g

-       Leica M10 + Summaron 28mm + Summicron 50mm :                                            ~1’020g

-       Leica M10 + Summaron 35mm + Summicron 50mm :                                            ~1’065g

-       Leica M10 + Summicron 50mm + Tele-Elmarit 90mm :                                          ~1’081g

-       Leica M10 + Summaron 28mm + Summilux 50mm :                                              ~1’100g

-       Leica M10 + Summaron 35mm + Summilux 50mm :                                              ~1’145g

-       Leica M10 + Summilux 50mm + Tele-Elmarit 90mm :                                            ~1’161g

-       Leica M10 + Summilux 35mm + Summicron 50mm :                                             ~1’175g

-       Leica M10 + Summilux 35mm + Summilux 50mm :                                                ~1’255g

-       Leica M10 + Rokkor 40mm + Summilux 75mm :                                                     ~1’365g

-       Leica M10 + Summaron 28mm + Noctilux 50mm :                                                 ~1’405g

-       Leica M10 + Summaron 35mm + Noctilux 50mm :                                                 ~1’450g

-       Leica M10 + Noctilux 50mm + Tele-Elmarit 90mm :                                               ~1’466g

-       Leica M10 + Summaron 35mm + Summilux 75mm :                                              ~1’470g

-       Leica M10 + Summilux 50mm + Summilux 75mm :                                                ~1’535g

-       Leica M10 + Summilux 35mm + Noctilux 50mm :                                                  ~1’560g

-       Leica M10 + Summilux 35mm + Summilux 75mm :                                               ~1’580g

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56 minutes ago, Del-Uks said:

I've just made a "2 lens kit list" according to what I have... from the lightest to the heaviest kit :

 

-       Leica M10 + Summaron 28mm + Rokkor 40mm :                                                       ~930g

-       Leica M10 + Rokkor 40mm + Tele-Elmarit 90mm :                                                     ~991g

-       Leica M10 + Summaron 28mm + Summicron 50mm :                                            ~1’020g

-       Leica M10 + Summaron 35mm + Summicron 50mm :                                            ~1’065g

-       Leica M10 + Summicron 50mm + Tele-Elmarit 90mm :                                          ~1’081g

-       Leica M10 + Summaron 28mm + Summilux 50mm :                                              ~1’100g

-       Leica M10 + Summaron 35mm + Summilux 50mm :                                              ~1’145g

-       Leica M10 + Summilux 50mm + Tele-Elmarit 90mm :                                            ~1’161g

-       Leica M10 + Summilux 35mm + Summicron 50mm :                                             ~1’175g

-       Leica M10 + Summilux 35mm + Summilux 50mm :                                                ~1’255g

-       Leica M10 + Rokkor 40mm + Summilux 75mm :                                                     ~1’365g

-       Leica M10 + Summaron 28mm + Noctilux 50mm :                                                 ~1’405g

-       Leica M10 + Summaron 35mm + Noctilux 50mm :                                                 ~1’450g

-       Leica M10 + Noctilux 50mm + Tele-Elmarit 90mm :                                               ~1’466g

-       Leica M10 + Summaron 35mm + Summilux 75mm :                                              ~1’470g

-       Leica M10 + Summilux 50mm + Summilux 75mm :                                                ~1’535g

-       Leica M10 + Summilux 35mm + Noctilux 50mm :                                                  ~1’560g

-       Leica M10 + Summilux 35mm + Summilux 75mm :                                               ~1’580g

Had you used a scale or by adding weights with lenses specifications ?

I saw that Leica gear IS light even with giant Noctilux/Summilux choices.

Anyway, I think that you have reached the "non -return-stage" 😇 (as I did for long).

The 1405g Summaron 28mm combined with Noctilux 50mm could be my choice, by now.

I thought they are more weighty together than that.

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👌Happy birthday Del-Uks  🍸

 

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56 minutes ago, a.noctilux said:

 

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👌Happy birthday Del-Uks  🍸

 

Thanks ! ☺️

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1 hour ago, a.noctilux said:

Had you used a scale or by adding weights with lenses specifications ?

Measured with my scale and my millimeter ruler :

-       Leica Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6 E34:                                                        ~165g / L:18/39mm (without/with hood)

-       Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH (FLE) E46 :                                   ~320g / L:58/46mm (without/with hood)

-       Leica Summaron-M 35mm f/2.8 E39 :                                                        ~210g / L:29mm (without hood)

-       Minolta M-Rokkor 40mm f/2.0 II (CLE) E40.5 :                                          ~105g / L:22mm (without hood)

-       Leica Noctilux 50mm f/1.0 II E60 :                                                                ~580g / L:62mm (without hood)

-       Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 III E46 :                                                      ~275g / L:46.7mm

-       Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2 IV (“Tiger Claw” - Canada) E39 :            ~195g / L:43mm (without hood)

-       Leica Summilux-M 75mm f/1.4 II (Canada) E60:                                        ~600g / L:80mm

-       Leica Tele-Elmarit-M 90mm f/2.8 E39 :                                                        ~226g / L:62mm (without hood)

Edited by Del-Uks
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Does anyone carry two M10’s with there favourite lenses mounted? Seems to me one M10 with two lenses is not ideal when a shot comes up and you miss the opportunity whilst changing lenses

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2 hours ago, Narsuitus said:

@Del-Uks

What about Leica M10 + Summilux 35mm + Tele-Elmarit 90mm ?

 

Damn... I forgot this combo. 

That would be ~1’206g

Not too heavy and quite versatile. 

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7 hours ago, jplomley said:

Does anyone carry two M10’s with there favourite lenses mounted? Seems to me one M10 with two lenses is not ideal when a shot comes up and you miss the opportunity whilst changing lenses

 Not M10s, but film Ms. I carry two bodies with lenses mounted when travelling overseas.  Last trip it was 28 Elmarit M ASPH and 50 Summicron.

I’ve taken other combinations that include a 35 Summaron 2.8. The wider lens (28 or 35) invariably becomes the primary shooter. 

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Let me throw a monkey wrench to this discussion lol

What if you have 2 bodies and want to bring an extra lens. M240 + M246. Lenses available are WATE, 50APO, 35Cron, 28 Summaron and 90APO. Asking for a friend 😉

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2 hours ago, ljsegil said:

Doesn't carrying two bodies kind of defeat the idea of traveling light?

LJS

Thanks for your comment but my point is not to travel light but to simplify my kit. Also if you noticed, one is color and the other is monochrome👍 🙂

Edited by jcatral14

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vor 14 Stunden schrieb jcatral14:

Let me throw a monkey wrench to this discussion lol

What if you have 2 bodies and want to bring an extra lens. M240 + M246. Lenses available are WATE, 50APO, 35Cron, 28 Summaron and 90APO. Asking for a friend 😉

I would always prefer the following in Your case:

M246 + 50APO

M240 + 28 Summaron

+ 90 APO

for me the 50APO is always with me, the 35 is for me to close to the 50, therefore I combine my 50APO with my 28 Summicron when I want a two lens setup.

My 2c

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Two lenses for me today would be the 35mm f2.4 Summarit and 21mm f3.4 Super Elmar. 

But.....I would also toss the 75mm f2.4 in the bag too, LOL....two is one too few.

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I have traveled with a 35mm f/2 and a 100mm f/2.8 macro lens, though Canon, not Leica. Having added Leica M about a year ago, I have 35mm covered, already, with a 3.5cm Summaron M, and a Zeiss 1,4/35mm Distagon ZM. Earlier today, I was browsing on-line for Leica-M 90mm Macro Elmar lenses. One of these 35mm lenses, and the 90mm Macro Elmar, would complete an equivalent kit.

I would, however, have a very difficult time leaving on a journey, without my Summilux-M 50mm APSH, the lens that originally prompted me to add the Leica M system. I had been using Canon and Nikon SLR systems, and went on a grail-quest for the 50mm lens with the rendering I wanted. Well, I found the lens, the Summilux-M 50mm ASPH, but had to add a new camera , to be able to use it, therefore, my M10. So, if I just had to limit myself to two lenses, I would choose my Summilux, and one of the 35mm lenses.

On traveling with two Leica M cameras, well, yes, though an M10, and a Monochrom 246, in my case. I would probably use the 35mm lens on the Monochrom, mostly zone/scale focusing, and use the 50mm on the M10, as its viewfinder is better-suited for rangefinder focusing while wearing eyeglasses.

Edited by RexGig0

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