Hello, I would love some help from the Leica veterans on this forum in assembling a Leica kit that will probably not be changed for years to come (if ever).
I began my Leica journey a couple years a go with an M3 and Summicron DR. I later acquired the old Canadian Summicron 90 (aka big bertha). It's a fine kit and has served me very well. I have taken some fantastic shots with it but the time has come to upgrade and acquire some serious (and expensive glass).
I'm in the precess of selling that kit and have already bought a silver MP (.72) and a 35 Summicron asph. This is great set up for shooting cityscapes and general wide angle shots but I find myself going back to my old 50 and 90 summicrons when wanting to shoot people.
I often take my 50 when I venture out in low light to capture people and faces more specifically. So I've been considering a Summilux for it's replacement.
Off the bat, I wanted to get the 50 Summilux asph. because I thought that once I got the 35 asph Summicron I should just get all aspherical glass. But after examining the difference, I think I'm better off getting the pre-asph Summilux since it has a softer (leica glow) look to it, and that is what I want when shooting people, and the extra stop for low light (as opposed to the Summicron).
I already picked up a 90 Summicron e55 for portrait photography, but am now on the fence as to which Summilux to get.
Effectively my reasoning is this:
35 Summicron Asph. for day time wide angle shots around the city/country, with biting sharpness edge to edge. Since there is a lot that goes into the shot, sharpness throughout seems important.
50 pre-asph Summilux for evening photo of people, and other 50mm use stopped down.
90 pre-asph Summicron e55 for portraits in varied light.
Since I aim to use the 50 and 90 for mostly people as my subjects, does it make sense to keep them both pre-asph so that they render similarly...?
Am I completely of the mark or is this reasoning correct?
Any contribution is welcomed. Thanks!