Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/04

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 35mm/3.5 Summaron(was Bag/(14820 Case))
From: "vonohlen" <>
Date: Mon, 4 May 1998 12:25:37 -0700

Peter Goldberg writes:

|Please tell me of your impressions re the 35/3.5 Summaron RF (with =

I cannot be objective about my impressions.  I have had the lens for 30 =
years.  All I can say that it is softer than the Summicron.  I have =
never had a problem with flare.  I pretty much know what to expect when =
I use it.  I have never been limited (other than f stop) by the lens.  =
It is much better than my photography.  They are relatively cheap on the =
used market.  I have never thought of selling mine.  I just cleaned half =
of the eyes and it is much easier to use (I'll clean the other half when =
I figure out how to disassemble it).  If I go out with one camera and =
one lens, it is the Summaron and M3.

Hopefully, someone with more experience and lenses will jump in with an =
opinion.  After reading this mail list for about a year, I have pretty =
much decided that I don't need to buy the most current lens or camera.  =
I am better-off knowing the lenses I have and what they will do.  (I =
have never felt limited by Leica equipment...just my vision and =
implementation of photography).

With regards,