A gear question: Summicron 28mm ASPH

Started Nov 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Paul20
Paul20 Senior Member • Posts: 2,463
Re: A gear question: Summicron 28mm ASPH

Guy,

I had this lens but swapped it because of the red edge issue and also because of distortion. For me red edges were a problem at wide apertures in scenes of high contrast.

See this thread:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/39785565

It is undoubtably a very interesting lens and to be honest I miss it - particularly for street photography. If you can find a version that does not red edge - get one. The distortion thing will unlikely not be a big deal and this can be corrected. The red edge thing is a bigger problem - I could not put up with 'Cornerfix'.

I'd be very interested to know if an M10 would display similar problems, perhaps something to look into.....

Good Luck,

Paul

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Leica M9 Sony Alpha 7R II Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH
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