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Dale, The hood can be personal opinion as you and some others seems like it, and Ron and myself and others not. The same thing with Tab. Usually, I need a tool to be reliable and robust to get my trust. The drift has nothing to do with FC, I bought it brand new, and it was OK with slightly back focus at mid range, then, the back focus become more and more to the point I need send to Leica. It is not easy to compensate, as I mentioned earlier that it can work at MFD, and slightly back focus at infinity, and back focus a lot at mid distance. After first service before I went back to China trip, It perform good at all distance. and then, Until I went to Florida trip, AFTER I come back, I notice it back focus again with tons of mis focused pictures. (I don't do Chimp in field) then I drop it because of Tab (my problem though), I have to send to Leica again. It is still with them. How could you rely on it unless I am with M240? But If I bring it with me in any trip in the future, I will test it the night before for each day out. After see many reports on this lens and 75cron, I think I am not alone. Long FL with FLE should be avoided!
Redisburning, 50cron Rigid is my work horse. It is in the other end of spectrum as reliable and dependable. IMO, very important for RF. WO is decent, Stop down is great, It doesn't have brilliance of modern Zeiss or Leica, and not any beautiful Bokeh. I have many Lens will outperform it sharpness at f2 or Bokeh at any distance. But It is a great tool let me focus on content than Lens itself. Some lens just get my love I guess. By putting a clamp on Hood, I never worry about it. Just focus on photography It will be my goto lens for next decade.
Mirek, with almost all my Leica R lens have pull out hood, I much prefer Zeiss approach on this. I need something can survive Bump and mishandling. I hate leave my cap on. Lens like 35cron R is very scary with front element easily be scratched with that pull out shallow hood.
Ron, I also like the Airport shots very much. the process is superb.
Allen, like that abstract shot.
Edward, I also like that BW building shot.
Phil, I agree with others about that BIKE shot, which 35lux ASPH, fle or prefle?
Joe, Thanks for the information about Leica old lens. It seems match my experience in my PM to you Buy from established member here is always a good idea than B&S member only. Like that Lib shot of your wife and son. sweet moment.
Gary, the first two have really good composition and color.
some more 50lux from Shanghai Airport