Old 12-19-2016   #401
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Great pictures, 2wenty! Composition, mood, subject-matter, originality, all great.
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Old 12-19-2016   #402
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Originally Posted by Digital Dude View Post
I had a new silver version about a year ago and sold it. It was my favorite Leica lens of the other three I had. Without question, it was the most foolish thing' I ever did. Man talk about live and learn; I just ordered a new black version not more than an hour ago to go with the M9. Now, I care about good looks just like the next guy, and all but one (28-cron') of my Leica lenses were silver. However, if you are considering a new Leica lens, then think long and hard about the color, re-sale and weight!

In hindsight I would have bought the black version. Yes, my M8 was silver and my new M9 will be the new color “gray”. The silver lenses are heavier and they throw the center of gravity forward on an already precarious camera body. Also, I found that viewing the numbers on the silver background was harder on the eyes, especially in sunlight. Also, keep in mind the black copy will be easier to sell (though I wouldn't do it) because some Leica owner’s may not want a silver lens on their all black or future "gray" body.

Why on earth do we occasionally loose every bit of our common sense? ~

5 years ago I sold my 1.4/50 Black Summilux only to buy a one shortly thereafter. There is no substitute for Lux. Having said that I do not use it at 1.4 that often but it is there if needed.
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Try the Zeiss Sonnar, if you are willing to learn how to shoot it. The Summilux has a bad zone about halfway out from the center. Of course you won't know unless you shoot newspapers taped to walls, but it's there. I've said this before and been laughed at, but the Sonnar is strong competitor!
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