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Carl, Frank's summary was pretty good. Perhaps you are also overlooking another option to round off your kit? Personally, I love the fingerprint of the 35 Lux ASPH, but it just blocks too much of the viewfinder to make a compact package with an M and what I consider to be my "normal" lens. If I want to block my viewfinder, I use a 28/f2 ASPH which is Leica's modern answer to the 35mm traditional documentary lens. On all counts it does not disappoint, is one of the finest Leica lenses, has a wonderful warm fingerprint and is optically superior to both the 35 Lux ASPH and the 35/2 ASPH. If you want to stick with 35mm, I've got a perfect new black spare which is surplus to demand because I'm using the LHSA chrome version mainly on my chrome MP .58. You are welcome to it for $1,250 U.S., complete with box and case, etc. This lens is capable of the highest image quality in most circumstances, but it is not perfect. In bright light combined with conditions of high humidity it can vignette. Can't say if the 35 Lux ASPH does because I've never owned one..., but the 28/2 ASPH is no larger than the Lux ASPH and most certainly does not. Best, William At 04:28 PM 02/10/2005 -0500, you wrote: >With modern emulsions, TMY, TMZ, Portra 800, is the extra stop of the >Summilux worth the weight and added cost? > >I love the results with my 50 and 90 Summicron's and am trying to decide >which 35mm to round out my bag. > >TIA, > >carl.