I am contemplating the purchase of a version 1 Summilux (pre 187xxxx) and in that am curious as to the differences in character rendition between the version 1 and subsequent versions. According to Gandy, all versions subsequent to version1 had the same formula. Thank you.
Re: Summilux Versions
There is the latest pre-asph version (3?) that started production in 1995 which has closer minimum distance of 70cm versus 1m for previous versions. I don't have version 1 but have version 2 which, although not as sharp as the current asph version, is a stellar lens as far as rendering is concerned. In that respect I suspect version 1 and 2 are perhaps similar.
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