5DII to M9 In need of urgent help with lenses

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Pierre from Sweden Regular Member • Posts: 124
5DII to M9 In need of urgent help with lenses

I have sold off my Canon stuff 5DmkII, 20D, 35/1.4L, 35/2.0, 50/1.4, 135/2.0L, 400/5.6L, 16-35/2.8L II, 70-200/4.0L IS, 2 flashes and 4 older Canon lenses. With some savings I can now finally get the Leica M9 and lenses I have dreamed about for years.

Main use is to document familys life, people, travel, nature, architecture, our 9 year son activities, indoor and outdoor sports tennis, golf, football (soccer) and floorball.

I need urgent help choosing 3 or 4 Leica lenses before shops reopen on tuesday morning after Easter.

Lenses with a * are available for delivery at this moment, but this is not normal and will likely change fast.

M9 + 3 Lenses
Leica Super-Elmar-M 18/3,8 Asph * - or - Leica Super-Elmar-M 21/3,4 Asph *
Leica Summilux-M 35/1,4 Asph * - or - Leica Summicron-M 35/2,0 Asph *
Leica APO-Summicron 90/2

M9 + 4 Lenses
Leica Super-Elmar-M 18/3,8 Asph * - or - Leica Super-Elmar-M 21/3,4 Asph *
Leica Summicron-M 28/2,0 Asph *
Leica Summilux-M 50/1,4 Asph
Leica APO-Summicron 90/2

Please argument for and against the suggested combinations of lenses.

Other than FLs please discuss over the differences in rendering styles and other characteristics, like beautiful sunstars and micro contrast and more.

-The Cron 28 seems to be a little more contrasty, is this true?
-Super-Elmar 18mm vs 21mm what are the real differences other than FL?
-Smaller 35 Cron vs 35 Lux a really hard choice. Both are available right now!
-Skip 35mm and opt for 28 Cron + 50 Lux insted?
-Any more advice?

Real hard choices that I have to make before Tuesday morning.

Thanks in advance!

Happy Easter
Pierre

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