Any user on A7RIII with Leica Summicron 2 IV (pre-ASPH)

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Any user on A7RIII with Leica Summicron 2 IV (pre-ASPH)

Hi all,

I recently picked up the Sony A7RIII and due to its lack of a super compact (but fast) native 35mm lens (FE 35 2.8 is slow, 35 1.4 is bulky) for casual but visually impactful travel shooting, I have been reading all posts I could google for Leica M wide lens on Sony A7RIII.

The consensus builds on 35mm Cron IV (v4, pre-asph, stop down at f2 for good corner behavior so no need for summilux) to provide decent result on Sony A7RIII. Just had it for a few days, good rendering and nice bokeh, no AF making it almost impossible to portrait uncooperative kids :)... however sharpness is no match to FE 55 f1.8 in pixel peeling of 42MP portrait wide open for sure (and I know the 1990 made lens is not intended for it).  Need some time to really tell Leica character on Sony but I am wondering is there other uses using this SPECIFIC combination of A7RIII, Summicron 35 IV (NovoFlex adapter if it matters) and have experience to share incl, do and donts ? Thanks.

 xiaoheli's gear list:xiaoheli's gear list
Leica M9 Leica M10 Leica TL2 Sony Alpha a7R III Leica Tri-Elmar-M 16-18-21mm f/4 ASPH +8 more
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