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Discussion in 'Leica M and LTM Lenses' started by raid, Mar 18, 2014.
Classic Mandler rendering.
This was one lens I regretted selling to help fund the MM. It was a difficult lens to master.
I regret selling my Summarit 75, also to fund the MM. 75 is something of an awkward focal length for me, but it pairs beautifully with 35mm for a two-lens outfit.
I bought it used along with the pre-asph Summilux after years of wishing I could afford to buy such lenses. The 75mm lens is awesome. Focusing with this lens can be challenging. It is a heavy lens, but it renders images beautifully.
Its on my bucket list for sure. I'm thinking 35mm Lux and 75mm Lux is all I'd need. My 90mm Elmarit can be too long sometimes and I'm finding my 50 Lux stays at home. But I do have a desire to try the 50mm f1.0 Nocti as I like the rendering I've seen with photographs made with that lens.
If I could have only one lens, it would probably be the 50 cron. Fast enough, beautiful rendering and small.
I use the Rigid Summicron as my most used lens.
The 75 lux was my first option for this FL but I ended up with a new cron instead. I searched the internet and dealers for almost a year before I gave up on the lux, I wanted a German made 6 bit lux (which proved to be elusive and more costly). I even considered purchasing a Canadian made w/o the coding and then just sending it in for CLA and coding. I like the 75 cron a lot but I always wonder if I should have held out for the lux. I still passively search for the lux and i've noticed that the price has come down recently and it's closer in cost to a new cron (whereas before the non 6 bit German made version was much higher in cost than a new cron).
I'm starting to prefer the 75 FL to the 50, but wide open my 75 cron can't match up with my 50 lux (though that's not a really fair comparison).
I will buy another 75, either a new Summarit or a used Cron. The Lux is GORGEOUS (I used to shoot the almost identical 80 Lux on my R3 and R6), but it is HEAVY.
I also use the 75 Lux with a M 4/3 camera as my tele lens for sports. It is a killer combination, with the 10X focus help of my Olympus EP-2.
I paid less than $2000 for my mint looking 75 Lux.
In the year I spent looking for the 75 lux, I never saw one going for that low. Even the Canadian non coded version of that lens was going for close to double what you paid. You sir, got a smoking deal on that lens.
I am not complaining. It was a great deal.
I just found out that my lens was made in Canada. The German version is more collectible. My lens has a built-in lens hood.
I took a few more shots today at the Farmers Market with the M9 plus Summilux.
ISO 160 with AE
Daughter and Mother.
The musicians again.
Here is a shot using the M 240 and the 75mm lux, shot at f4.0 with an ISO of 2000. Processed using DXO Filmpack 3, Kodak T-Max 400.
L1000131-Edit.jpg by VINCEKTAN, on Flickr
In color this time
L1000131.jpg by VINCEKTAN, on Flickr