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Thanks for the comments and likes, everyone
Adam, sorry to read about your 50APO problems again. Hope there is a solution that works, else sell it at a discount to me
Gary, ncie winter shot. Roof tiles?
Mike, congrats on your 75Lux, excellent set with the portraits.
Doug, if I recall correctly, the 80Lux-R and 75Lux has similar fingerprint. Not sure, maybe others can chime in but otherwise, for a modern look, can't beat the 75Cron.
nibutto, nice colors with the M8 and 90Cron. I quite like the pp and contrast of your previous set, nothing wrong if you like the look.
Fursan, more excellent shots. And I agree, while others debate on which camera to use, some of us will keep enjoying taking pics with our antiquated Leicas
Charles, excellent with the 75Lux. As we start to freeze up here, I envy you folks enjoying the warmth down under!
Phil, I mentioned a few pages back that my Oly EVF-2 can appear to loose its image and requires a firm press on the contacts sometimes. Not sure if the problem is with my EVF or the actual camera.
Joe - nice set, was the train shot cropped? Seems quite close for a 35.
I do like the 35Cron 8 element for its 0.7m MFD, although performance wide open is lacking compared to the 35Cron 7 element or ASPH. It does seem to sharpen up nicely by f/2.8 and considering the design is from 1958, its actually quite good. Performance wise, its way ahead of the Canon 35/2 ltm or my Nikkor 3.5cm 1.8 ltm from the same era. Actually, from the MTF charts, its stopped down performance almost rivals the 35Cron ASPH and is very similar to the 35CronIV (some even say its better than the 35CronIV). From what I read, Leica tried to reduce cost and simplify design on V2 & 3 and it took them another 20 years before the could actually improve on the performance. I can understand why it fetches more $$ than a used 35Cron ASPH. Another plus is its very well made mechanically, better than the 35Cron 7 element I had, but I would still put the 35Cron ASPH ahead in terms of build quality.
Vignetting was probably from my cheap screw-on hood.
oh, yes, and it can create an interesting flare in some shots