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Subject: Re: [Leica] A couple of candids
From: Alastair Firkin <>
Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2002 15:58:43 +1000
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>Alastair, my Leica lust thanks you.  My wallet does not. . .   :-)
>Seriously, the pre-Asph 35 Summicron-M is all you could ask for at 
>f/2.8 and smaller, unless you're of the Tech Pan and Tripod crowd. 
>Wide open, it's a little softer than the 50/2 at f/2--enough to know 
>it's a wide-open shot, but a lovely quality under some 
>circumstances.  The 'Lux ASPH is just plain incredible--in available 
>light with 400-or-faster film, you don't know it's wide open except 
>for the depth of field.  If I wan't an available light hound, I 
>wouldn't covet the 'Lux.  Since I am, I do.
>The price you pay with the 'Lux is visibly harsher, wirier bokeh. 
>Whether or not bokeh exists or is important, and whether or not 
>human life begins at conception, is left as an exercise for the 
>reader. . .   :-)

Oh Peter, all I can say is I love my Summilux asph 35, a lens for all 
seasons -- perhaps a little heavy for a Leica M lens in some ways, 
but your dead a long time !!!!!

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Alastair Firkin

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