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I actually use it for the 28. it was designed to accommodate the M8 so it has frame lines for the 28 inside the 21 frame lines allowing you to see outside the frame much like the built in viewfinder.

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Very interesting article. I just went through weeks of agony deciding between the 28 and 35. As a mostly 35 mm user (like 90%) when it came time to upgrade my 35 mm Summicron (Type IV) I decided to save $1,200 and go with a new 28 mm Elmarit Asph. After 25 years with this cron, the 35 was as comfortable as an old pair of boots or well worn jeans. And this particular type IV was my fourth Leica 35 mm lens, so it was really more like 50 years of using 35 mm lenses on M cameras. But that was the problem. I had gotten lazy. I knew exactly what the photo would look like before even raising the camera to my eye... which was making my work predictable. Perhaps even boring. 

Moving to 28 changed this, but in a way I didn't expect. After a few days with the new 28 as a body cap, I found myself mounting a 50 mm lens and keeping the 28 in the bag or my pocket in case I needed a wider view. Where before I seemed to be able to do everything with a 35/75 Summicron combo, now I'm lugging a slightly lighter 28/50 combo and walking in a few steps closer. I must confess, I'm liking the results so far. But I do reserve the right to change back to 35/75 when the rumored 35 APO Summicron M becomes available... that is if Leica puts a reasonable price tag on this new glass. Reasonable? Leica? Yeah right. Did I say how much I like the image quality and size of my new 28 Elmarit Asph?

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7 hours ago, Printmaker said:

which was making my work predictable. Perhaps even boring. 

Interesting thought. Maybe that's why I'm so in love with my newly acquired 28 Lux too. 

I actually love it so much that I want to add another 28 to my kit now, to have a compact alternative to the lux. I'm hesitating between the Summaron and the elmarit. 

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37 minutes ago, Steven said:

Interesting thought. Maybe that's why I'm so in love with my newly acquired 28 Lux too. 

I actually love it so much that I want to add another 28 to my kit now, to have a compact alternative to the lux. I'm hesitating between the Summaron and the elmarit. 

Infinity rendering - landscape photos --> Elmarit ASPH

All other situations I'm really impressed by Cron. Small, sharp, very nice smooth rendering.

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6 hours ago, Steven said:

I actually love it so much that I want to add another 28 to my kit now, to have a compact alternative to the lux. I'm hesitating between the Summaron and the elmarit. 

I love my little Summaron for urban/cityscape walks. I shoot it ‘wide open’ @ 5.6 (and auto-shutter, auto-ISO) almost all the time.

Most of the recent images on my Flickr photostream are from the Summaron: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jslabovitz/

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8 hours ago, Cobram said:

Infinity rendering - landscape photos --> Elmarit ASPH

All other situations I'm really impressed by Cron. Small, sharp, very nice smooth rendering.

The cron is too close to my Lux. Its the elmarit or the summarom for me for a second lens. 

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