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Free, Joel? Really?

Free, Joel? Really?

As big a Leica fanboy as I am, I have seldom bought a Leica lens for new. The penultimate time was long ago, with a MP a la carte came my Summicron 50 mm that still serves me well. The last time was yesterday.

A gust al gusto

A gust al gusto

Took this photo of my daughter with the new lens on the terrace of the Ernst Leitz Hotel in Wetzlar. We are doing a two-day motorcycle tour and all day, the wind was rather gusty.
The lens, on the other hand, is rather smooth. It is a Summicron again, this time in the 35 mm focal length:

In size and appearance, it is modest. The hood, shown here in Leica's product photo head-on, adds length but doesn't intrude into the finder image much.

In size and appearance, it is modest. The hood, shown here in Leica’s product photo head-on, adds length but doesn’t intrude into the finder image much.

Some more test shots from yesterday evening:

Some of those restaurant portraits showed a good plasticity.

Some of those restaurant portraits showed a good plasticity.

Is she thinking of the questionable bo'keh in the photo above? No, that's a result of the post processing.

Is she thinking of the questionable bo’keh in the photo above? No, that’s a result of the post processing.

Here it is before Nik Silver Efex mangled it. Smooth.

Here it is before Nik Silver Efex mangled it. Smooth.

We have a colloquialism in Germany: “Schlimmer geht immer!”.
After dinner, we made our rounds of the Leitz Park and reflected ourselves in the funhouse mirror monument.

So, this isn't the lenses distortion. We both actually have the same waist size. Not.

So, this isn’t the lenses distortion. We both actually have the same waist size. Not.

Some more photos from this morning:

A lonely lens cap and a morning coffee.

A lonely lens cap and a morning coffee.

No people up this early on a Saturday. Took some architecture shots instead.

No people up this early on a Saturday. Took some architecture shots instead.

Regarding the Leitz-Park architecture: it is rather brutalist.

Regarding the Leitz-Park architecture: it is rather brutalist.

And cameras everywhere. Not Leicas, "security cameras".

And cameras everywhere. Not Leicas, “security cameras”.

Anyway, I predict this 35 mm f/2.0 Summicron M asph lens will stay attached to my Monochrom for quite a little while. Fabulous piece of glass!

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