Showcase Leica 75mm Summilux-M

Discussion in 'Leica M and LTM Mount Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by brusby, Jun 7, 2014.

  1. brusby

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  2. Duane Pandorf

    Duane Pandorf Leica Place Regular

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    I'm in the process of changing my lens kit and am considering the 75 Lux or Cron. I will mostly use this focal length shooting inside at a couple of our local clubs that provide music entertainment.
     
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    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    The bokeh on the blossoms gives a great glow. Great lens!
     
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  4. kingsfan

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    pretty much my dream lens right here
     
  5. brusby

    brusby Leica Place Regular Subscribing Member

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    That's a tough choice. While I love the 75 Lux, I've seen some stunning photos from the Cron -- super sharp in focus with beautiful bokeh. One advantage of the Lux is you can change the character of the photo quite a bit by changing aperture -- from soft and dreamy wide open to progressively sharper stopped down. The Cron seems to be more consistent across the range of apertures.

    Good luck!
     
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  7. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    That is one dramatic sky in that picture! Know I know how "Skipper" must have felt. That's not the "Minnow" by any chance?
     
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  8. Christilou

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    Beautiful photos...... I feel lens envy coming on now :(
     
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  9. brusby

    brusby Leica Place Regular Subscribing Member

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    Haha, didn't occur to me before, but now that you mention it, it does kinda have that Gilligan and Mary Ann feel to it. Thanks!
     
  10. Amin

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    +1 on both counts. My 35mm lens is lonely but money is short!
     
  11. VINCETAN

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    Amin, can't have that 35mm be by itself. You want your lens to be happy. You need to get a partner for that 35mm. 75mm is just a perfect complement too. ;)
     
  12. Amin

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    I really want a 50mm Summilux ASPH too!
     
  13. brusby

    brusby Leica Place Regular Subscribing Member

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    That's a lovely lens. If I were forced to pick just one, I think that'd be it.
     
  14. asiafish

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    I sure hope I'm never forced to pick on. Of my current crop I have no idea which I would pick. Probably the 50 Summicron, but the 35 Summarit might get the nod. I'd pick one of my Sonnars, but don't know that I'd want to trust something that old as an "only" lens.

    Fortunately I have a large-enough cabinet to have more than one.
     
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  16. brusby

    brusby Leica Place Regular Subscribing Member

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    Lovely! I particularly like the first one (portrait of your daughter?). Beautiful light.
     
  17. VINCETAN

    VINCETAN Leica Place Top Veteran

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    Thanks, yes, my eldest. Did not spend too much time playing with it yet. Took a few shots before dinner. I am still trying to get the hang of focusing this lens at f1.4.
     
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  20. Christilou

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    Beautiful photos, the rendering is much like the 50mm Summilux as you'd expect. Happy to say I'm beginning to feel the love form my 50mm Lux at last :)
     
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