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I do not have a M8...so my use for DMR and MP....

 

DMR

 

19mm + 80mm Summilux....I do all my jobs with this two lenses..

 

MP

 

21mm, 35mm, 50mm.....the version is hard..

 

 

regards,

Jan

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50/1.4 ASPH

35/1.4 ASPH

28/2 ASPH

 

(currently owning only a 50 'cron, but that's the combo I sooner or later would love to have)

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For FF or the M8? I presume the M8. So:

 

WATE, 35 Lux Asph, 75 Lux.

 

Probably. The 50 Lux Asph is probably my favorite lens, but on the M8 it is awkward. For the FF M9, I would choose:

 

28 Cron Asph, 50 Lux Asph, 90 Cron Asph

 

or maybe trade the 28 Cron Asph for the 24 Elmarit Asph.

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I couldn't pick just 3... but I did go on an extended trip with these two and was happy.

 

Tri-elmar Original

Noctilux

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Noctilux, 35mm 'cron pre-ASHP version IV, and 24mm Elmarit

 

After having tried a number of other lenses as well, these will remain my core group for a long time to come.

 

Regards,

 

Tony C.

 

I agree.

 

I'd also sneak in the 75 Summicron, which is an amazing lens.

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IF I ought to have 3 lenses only for M8 ....

 

WATE, Lux 35 ASPH, Summicron 75... and I haven't any of them

 

 

IF I ought to keep only 3 of the lenses I have

 

Elmarit 21 Asph, Summilux 35 pre-asph, Summarit 75... but do not throw away the others...

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Three lenses? WATE, 35mm Lux, 75mm 2.5

This would be my travel set. Yeah I'd love everything to be 1.0 or 1.4 but the size and weight aren't worth it even if a fast WATE were made.

All this lusting for the 75 lux by others concerns me. It is very heavy, and very difficult to focus at f1.4. Now with 1.3x the equivalent that's a 97.5mm, even harder to focus with a rangefinder of small base.

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The best (at least most versatile) three lens M8 setup I've carried (so far) is:

21 ASPH

35 Lux ASPH

90 AA

 

I often go with two lenses (leave the 90 at home), and other times go with just the 35.

 

Later,

 

--clyde

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I use the 21 ZM, 35 cron IV, and 90 Elmarit M as my 3 lens outfit. It does everything I need it to... but I can see using a 28 cron with a 50 lux in my pocket as a nice walk-about alternative.

 

Tom

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"Didn't we go through this a while ago? There was the one-lens thread, then the two-lens thread, and finally the inevitable three-lens thread..."

 

Ah what the hell, threads like this one are fun.

Regards,

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21 Elm asph, 28 Cron asph and 50 Lux pre-asph -- and before somebody asks, the 90 Summarit and CV12 to round out the extremes if/when wanted. And I got em all already

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35/1.4 Asph, 50 Noct, 75 lux

 

Classic combo for film bodies, which work greart for M8 as well. 28/2.0 A would be the 4th lens, to give the M8 a bit more of a mid-wide amngle option.

 

M

 

my thoughts exactly, although i would be happy with a 28/2.8 instead of the 2.0. small size is really a plus for that lens

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21 Elm asph, 28 Cron asph and 50 Lux pre-asph -- and before somebody asks, the 90 Summarit and CV12 to round out the extremes if/when wanted. And I got em all already

 

I'm just a few f stops away (slower) from your list.... 50 cron & 90 macro

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Tough - I actually have 7 and use them all. But if I really could only take 3:

 

M8: 15mm C/V, 28 Summicron, 90 TE(thin) f/2.8

 

24 x 36: 21 Elmarit PreASPH, 35 'cron PreASPH (would have to buy one), 90TE(thin)

 

On the sidelines for special uses: 50 'cron, 90 'cron preASPH, 135 f/4 TE

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