Summarit-M F2.5 Question

Started Dec 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
Edward48
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Re: Summarit-M F2.5 Question
In reply to Chris Dennehy, Dec 2, 2012

Chris Dennehy wrote:

Hi,

I am thinking about getting a Leica, I would like the Monochrome version but financial reality suggests that a second hand M8 is more than likely so I've been refreshing my memory by reading up on lenses.

I notice that Ken Rockwell in his Leica column pretty much rubbish's the Summarit-M range, now I've been thinking about Leica's since around 1959 and I have never know Leitz to make a mistake, except perhaps with the filter on the M8, and one or two strange (to me) decisions, so it surprises me that the Summarit's are deemed to be inferior products.

Ok so they are not that fast but for what I do F2.5 is plenty.

Thank you.

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CD

Chris, I have both the 35 and 75 Summarit and have no problems with them at all. They certainly aren't a mistake in my opinion. The 35 would give you a focal length of about 47mm on the M8. I don't know about the others though.

Best wishes
Mike

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