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Allen, cool set on the previous page and nice portrait above!
Michael, really like the second and fourth of the above set.
Gary, wow, what a beautiful setting! Even moving to the M9 won't entirely eliminate IR contamination seen in some textiles. I find I can somewhat neutralize it by pulling the purple hue tab towards blue and/or reducing purple and/or blue saturation, but of course, such changes also affect other subject content with similar colours.
Joe, love the 21mm urban set! Sorry to see you're having issues with the 28 Cron. Logic would seem that the lens is the issue if both bodies are equally out. But how does a lens suddenly go out of spec? You didn't drop or bang it against something, I assume?
Regarding the CV21/1.8: I'm curious about it too and have been toying with the idea of getting one, if only to compare against the Lux, SEM and ZM21/2.8. Realistically though, unless it's amazing, I probably wouldn't keep it and thus the question is why get it if only to lose a few hundred on the resale? But I guess, if it is amazing, I could always sell the Lux.
According to Cosina's specs, it appears to be nearly identical in size (assuming that's with the hood) to the Lux with the hood attached, but IMO, the CV's deeply scalloped hood might be quite annoying for me. Based on my experience with the 75/1.8, where the actual exposure difference between the f/1.8 and f/2 setting is nonexistent, I'm somewhat skeptical about the 21's f/1.8 rating, but I guess we'll see. Where I see the CV having advantages are: standard filter thread (do we know this for sure?) because if you want to shoot it WO in full sun, you will need a ND for it on the M8/9/MM, and it's a major pain to find Series VIII NDs for the Lux. The other is 50cm minimum focusing. 70cm with the Lux is the bare minimum of acceptable IMO if one wants to do near subject isolated focus-style images. At this distance portraits are quite loose (but I guess this also minimizes some facial distortion). It would seem to me the CV might also appeal to certain CSC users, though these systems are starting to fill in their fast 35mm equivalent voids. That's my 2¢ for now...
So who will buy the CV from me if I get one for the comparison?