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What is the ideal 35/50 lens pairing with the M10R and M10M?


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Choosing two currentLeica lenses is not so easy anymore.

We have choices that kill the choice (in french we would say 'trop de choix tue le choix' ), as for example in 35mm we have F/1.4, then many F/2 lenses, in 28mm F/1.4/2/2.8/5.6

( so nice choices that some people has more than one ! ), in 50mm the tough decision with many in same aperture F/0.95/1.2/1.4/2.

 

As John ( @IkarusJohn ) wrote, take two of them then learn for a while to like or not, it's matter of use and time will tell.

 

Maybe you would change from 35/50 to anything else, who knows ?

 

My post #7 again, have a look ...

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Returning to @KateStarr, cost no concern, 35 and 50, the obvious recommendation will be the 35 & 50 APO Summicrons.  And you will be very happy, I’m sure.  There will be differences if you pixel peep, but in the end your photography will be the deciding factor in your images.  Both are small, light and state of the art. I don’t have the new APO 35 Summicron, but I do have more other lenses than I should have.  My choice would be slightly different to yours (sticking with current Leica l

I have asked myself this question more than once.  I keep coming up with more than one possibility, APO 35mm & APO 50mm (for highest image quality); Summilux 35mm ASPH & Summilux 50mm ASPH (for the more artistic rendering that is available at f/1.4); - and - Summilux 28mm ASPH & Summilux 50mm ASPH (because the 28mm focal length has its hooks in me, and for the more artistic rendering that is available at f/1.4); -and- Elmarit 28mm f/2.8 ASPH & Summa

My dentist says that he has tremor and it allows him to treat two teeth at a time 

When I bought my first Leica not many years ago, I simply got the current 50mm Summilux ASPH and 35mm Summilux FLE. If it had not been for this forum, I would probably still be a happy owner of these. But then I was so influenced by others and became completely confused. 🤪

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vor 2 Minuten schrieb evikne:

When I bought my first Leica not many years ago, I simply got the current 50mm Summilux ASPH and 35mm Summilux FLE. If it had not been for this forum, I would probably still be a happy owner of these. But then I was so influenced by others and became completely confused. 🤪

True, I was also quite satisfied with my basic equipment until I became a user of the forum. Since then it has also cost me a lot of money and I`m afraid, this will continue ... 😁

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2 hours ago, Wonzo said:

True, I was also quite satisfied with my basic equipment until I became a user of the forum. Since then it has also cost me a lot of money and I`m afraid, this will continue ... 😁

Its the same  with me. I started with an M6, since then its been a downhill slippery slope culminating with a recently acquired M10 R Black paint. Now I must try and find a new home for some of my collection. I did say to the nice lady at Leica Mayfair not to let me in next time I turn up. 😀

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vor 16 Minuten schrieb cheeseyk:

Its the same  with me. I started with an M6, since then its been a downhill slippery slope culminating with a recently acquired M10 R Black paint. Now I must try and find a new home for some of my collection. I did say to the nice lady at Leica Mayfair not to let me in next time I turn up. 😀

In the end it will come down to a glass vitrine in order to keep an overwiew. At least this is what I purchased for my equipment. And the M10R BP looks nice in there .... :)

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On 7/12/2021 at 9:53 PM, 250swb said:

I presume you use a 300mm lens for long shots, not close ups, in which case the effect of movement is minimised the further away from the subject you are. You are talking about theoretical sweet spots, something a photographer can use to their advantage, but often rather different to the real world. I've photographed from boats bobbing on the sea, my technique was to wait until my boat reached the top of the wave. Either way it doesn't answer the question, if hand holding is so great tell me why there is no advantage in either a stable platform or IBIS regarding getting the best from a lens?

My point was that hand holding does not reclude getting techinally good results; sharp or whatever you want to cally it - which maximise a lens's capabilities. If possible and there is no reason not to, I will use a tripod. Otherwise I will use eery option available to e to achieve a technically acxeptable result. You do not have to use a tripod to obtain results which are as good as they can be, but it depends on what you are doing. And to answer your question, I have used all sorts of focal lengths from boats and the detail obtained is entirely dependednt on angular movement; image stabilisation, relevant shutter speed and timing/camera holding and other techniques all play a part.

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Only just discovered this thread - some interesting discussions.  Until recently I would have definitely gone for the 50mm APO, particularly on the M10 Mono, and would have no interest in the Noctilux.  Then I tried the reissued f1.2 Noctilux.  Similar size and weight to the Summilux and a completely different proposition to the f0.95 lens.

Super sharp stopped down and dreamy wide open.  Main downside (as already mentioned) you can’t just go into a shop and buy it, but worth breaking the budget if you can get hold of one.

I tend to agree with others here in that 35mm is too close to 50mm, so for the wide angle I would vote for a 28mm Summilux.  Or just buy a Q2 and avoid the hassle of changing lenses!

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