Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/07/02

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Subject: [Leica] 21mm f1.4 Summilux - the next "must have?"
From: richard at (Richard Man)
Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2010 00:42:07 -0700
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The 21mm, ultra wide, is a great focal length. The trick is to get close.
Then you can get dramatic action shots and or suck in a lot of environment
in environmental portraiture.

The reason to have the 1.4 is the same reason you want the 50/1.4 ASPH - you
can then have a lens that can work indoor and outdoor, with much less limit
than the 2.8 or slower lens. Although I'd say a 21/2 would be quite sweet.
The problem there is that with only one stop faster than the Elmarit, it may
get lost and not gain traction. OTOH, I'd have chosen a smaller and lighter
/F2 if it is available

As for size, it's no worse than the 75/1.4, the 90/AA and the various Nocti
or Nokton. I hike with it for 7+ hours with no problem.

On Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 6:05 AM, Vick Ko <vick.ko at> wrote:

> Is the 21mm f1.4 Summilux - the next "must have?"
> What are users finding?
> Vick
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In reply to: Message from geordiepete211 at (Peter Cheyne) ([Leica] Received M8 & lenses repaired/adjusted by Solms)
Message from vick.ko at (Vick Ko) ([Leica] 21mm f1.4 Summilux - the next "must have?")