35mm f/1.4 Summilux ASPH FLE

Discussion in 'Leica M and LTM Lenses' started by asiafish, May 16, 2016.

  1. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    For the last three years I've used the Leica 35mm f/2.5 Summarit as my only 35mm lens for Leica, and made dow with my Canon 6D when I needed faster primes. Last year I upgraded from the 50mm f/2 Summicron v5 to the 50mm f/1.4 Summilux ASPH, and then last week I took the (very big) plunge and sold off most of my Canon primes (I kept the nifty fifty) and my slower Leica lenses and bought my dream lens; the 35 LUX FLE in silver chrome.

    Here are a few shots with it, but its early days. All shots with the M-E and M Monochrom (CCD), most of them wide open or close to it.

    26960704812_8dd9925898_c. L1002197 by Andrew F, on Flickr

    26987144871_f733e02d13_c. L1002132 by Andrew F, on Flickr

    26987146061_9ab30b868d_c. L1002129 by Andrew F, on Flickr

    26987149741_4178e8f3fc_c. L1002109 by Andrew F, on Flickr

    26987150661_60352373e4_c. L1002105 by Andrew F, on Flickr

    26987151991_3f943e2673_c. L1002103 by Andrew F, on Flickr

    26961082492_2cefb6e22a_c. L1001922 by Andrew F, on Flickr

    26961080662_dac7a7bef7_c. L1001933 by Andrew F, on Flickr

    26961078742_558d135336_c. L1001985 2 by Andrew F, on Flickr

    26961077942_31ee9cc9ac_c. L1001988 2 by Andrew F, on Flickr

    26961077352_088d2c1531_c. L1001991 2 by Andrew F, on Flickr

    26987152621_1e4dc9e78d_c. L1002073 by Andrew F, on Flickr
     
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  2. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

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    Feb 18, 2015
    It's a very special lens, no doubt. Beautiful photos here, Andrew.
     
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  3. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    Thanks Amin. Buying that lens has result in a lot more shelf time for every other piece of glass I own.
     
  4. xdayv

    xdayv Leica Place Veteran

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    Mar 31, 2013
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    Dave
    now how can I not get a 35? lol. simply nice.
     
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  5. airfrogusmc

    airfrogusmc Leica Place Veteran

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    Apr 1, 2013
    CONGRATS!!!!

    It's my favorite lens.
     
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  6. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    Walked around Las Vegas this weekend with my trusty M-E and 35 LUX FLE.

    29395936682_c6e95120f8_b. L1003274.jpg by Andrew F, on Flickr

    29215323810_12b78728e3_b. L1003238.jpg by Andrew F, on Flickr

    29470173746_8dc211c247_b. L1003233.jpg by Andrew F, on Flickr

    29424220851_862f0fdbc6_b. L1003219.jpg by Andrew F, on Flickr

    29395837752_2ca765d3da_b. L1003216.jpg by Andrew F, on Flickr

    29215246850_150b85cc86_b. L1003213.jpg by Andrew F, on Flickr

    29395799672_2d07a893c5_b. L1003196.jpg by Andrew F, on Flickr

    29215190500_1bb24b6b96_b. L1003194.jpg by Andrew F, on Flickr

    29395728132_65e5d22c9f_b. L1003156.jpg by Andrew F, on Flickr

    29215176950_7cc401d68a_b. L1003193.jpg by Andrew F, on Flickr

    29470026426_b75a01707c_b. L1003186.jpg by Andrew F, on Flickr
     
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  7. rbelyell

    rbelyell Leica Place Veteran

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    May 25, 2014
    the rendering from that combo is pixie dust!
     
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  8. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    Absolutely. That is why I'm still shooting with the M-E and not the new M-D, which other than the CMOS sensor is everything I could ever want in a digital camera.
     
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  9. rbelyell

    rbelyell Leica Place Veteran

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    May 25, 2014
    yeah, i know theres alot of contraversy around that, but my eye sees a difference and much prefers ccd rendering.
     
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  10. Peter Klein

    Peter Klein Leica Place Regular

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    Dec 31, 2014
    Seattle
    Peter Klein
    Great shots. I feel a similar kind of "it" quality when I've used my 35/1.4 non-FLE as a "normal" on the M8. I'm going to have to get to know it again as a 35 on my MM.

    3233 (motion blurred jogger against mural showing English guards) is just *wonderful!*

    --Peter
     
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  11. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    Thanks Peter, I just wish I'd aimed a few degrees lower and capture his feet.