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Austin, Not an obvious choice for anyone. I opted for the 21mm Asph and am very happy with that choice. Since you have used a 20mm, you are well aware of the compositional bonus awarded by very wide angle lenses. This one has nothing against it: no visible distortion, no visible vignetting. The additional viewfinder becomes 2nd nature: fun, clear, quick. Only pity: no exposure info relayed up there. Erwin's comments on quality are confirmed by my experience. OTOH, opting for a 21 mm makes it kind of compulsory to own another wide angle (28mm or 35mm). Maybe the 24mm choice is reasonable enough to decide on a 24/50/90 setup... Alan On vendredi 23 avril 1999 7:38, Austin Burbridge [SMTP:LIGHTandPOWER@ibm.net] wrote: > I would appreciate advice and opinions about this happy dilemma. > > I want to get one of the very wide-angle lenses -- the 24mm ASPH or the > 21mm ASPH -- for my M6. Although I've read Erwin Puts articles and looked > at the scanty materials on the Leica site, I'm having trouble working out > which would be better. (I used to have a Canon F1 and a 20mm and I liked > the compositions, although the quality and speed of the lens left much to > be desired. I like the emphasis and the context whic a very wide angle of > view gives. I've also used a 28mm lens, which was not wide enough for the > look and feel I enjoyed with the 20.) > > My first inclination would be -- all other things being equal -- that > 'wider is better'. > > But are all other things equal? Is the linear distortion of one > significantly less than that of the other? Vignetting? Other qualities? > > And, is wider indeed better? What would be the thing you prefer about the > look of a 24mm composition, as opposed to one formed with a 21mm lens? > > And, among those of you who have already made such a choice, between the > 24mm and the 21mm, what were your considerations? > > AUSTiN.