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| p.117 #9 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase? |
Almost bought a 50 Elmar collapsible, but stopped myself, I think I would prefer an older Cron or Lux, then I was looking at the ZM 50/1.5 Sonner, but I think I want to get the Canon Ltm 50/1.5 Sonner clone first, also want the Jupiter 3 sonner clone too.
Which of the Leica normals are good(redundant, I know), 2.8 or faster, sharp w/o with good character, and under $1000 if it can be helped?
Or something else in a RF type lens(the G45 is on my list btw).
Finding a Lux-M 50 for under a grand won't be easy, but it is possible. Easier to find would be a dual-range or vIII Cron for under a grand. Either would be good, but I have to say, the pre-ASPH Lux is so good wide open and a bit better at f/2 when compared to the Crons, I'd say it would be worth it to either seek out a bargain or pop for the extra if you just can't wait. You should also consider the 40 Rokkor/Cron..Had the 40 Rokkor didn't do anything for me, but am interested in the Cron. It's not a rock-solid hunk of brass and glass like the 50 Crons, but it's every bit the lens. If you're looking to widen up a bit more, the Canon LTM 35/2 is a great lens for the going rate, and it's surprisingly good close up. Any of these have character to spare. I have the all silver 35/2.8 Canon LTM, which could be all I need, looking for a 50, I'm also tempted to try one of the Topcor 50 RF's.