Wednesday, September 10, 2008

All my life, etc... Leica IV: Summarit 5cm1.5

Of course, the sky's the limit with the price of Leica lenses. But a Summarit would be a good starting point. A couple of them going on eBay, bidding's now around £50. There's a variety of opinion at rangefinder forum, but it's 90% positive - well, one numpty thinks "it's the worst lens I have ever used", so one should be careful. I do like the fact that several people refer to its retro capabilities, sharp yet soft. A paradox. The Flickr group's here. Not much craic, but plenty of pics.