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    Well, I just pulled the trigger on a new 24-ASPH

    I had been wanting one to round out my below 35 Leica lenses. Got it on order from Amazon at the current 2995 and applied a stack of reward certificates from my M8 on it. They won't hit my Amazon card until it's in and in the past if you had an order in at an older price they honored it. So, I'll see. They are showing a ship date of 1 Feb - 17 Feb.

    I do have request. Please people, stop posting shots done with the 75 'Lux. I really don't need start wanting one more than I do now.

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    Re: Well, I just pulled the trigger on a new 24-ASPH

    Congrats John! The 24 Asph is a stellar lens!
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    Congrats! And the 75...

    Quote Originally Posted by johnastovall View Post
    I had been wanting one to round out my below 35 Leica lenses. Got it on order from Amazon at the current 2995 and applied a stack of reward certificates from my M8 on it. They won't hit my Amazon card until it's in and in the past if you had an order in at an older price they honored it. So, I'll see. They are showing a ship date of 1 Feb - 17 Feb.

    I do have request. Please people, stop posting shots done with the 75 'Lux. I really don't need start wanting one more than I do now.
    Hello John, congratulations! The 24 is a truly wonderful lens (but you already knew that ). It's permanently attached to one of my M8's, while the other sports... the 75 Lux, of course. 1.4/35, 1.4/50, 2/90 & the CV 15mm stays in the bag ready to jump into action. I feel slightly guilty of posting a few 1.4/75 images lately, so I will post a 2.8/24 one here:



    Congrats with your purchase! Let us know how it goes with Amazon & the price situation...
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    Re: Well, I just pulled the trigger on a new 24-ASPH

    Is it the 75 Lux that has been discontinued? Why?

    Sorry to jump in here but I'm a noob trying to wade through the lens option maze and I'm thinking about a 75 to compliment my one lens.

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    Re: Well, I just pulled the trigger on a new 24-ASPH

    I agree John , folks posting 75 lux shots are just being rude

    Oh BTW here are some nice commercial shots from the other day but no EXIF data on what lens but you can guess
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    Re: Well, I just pulled the trigger on a new 24-ASPH

    Vieri I just love that 24mm shot ,really captures the moment. Front page in your portfolio, that is a winner.
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    Re: Well, I just pulled the trigger on a new 24-ASPH

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Vieri I just love that 24mm shot ,really captures the moment. Front page in your portfolio, that is a winner.
    +1 on that! Stunning shot!

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    Re: Well, I just pulled the trigger on a new 24-ASPH

    Vieri, Great image and website! If had to pick a lens which the 21 or the 24?
    Last edited by mwalker; 6th January 2008 at 10:40.
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    Re: Well, I just pulled the trigger on a new 24-ASPH

    a 24 shot:

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    Re: Well, I just pulled the trigger on a new 24-ASPH

    Vieri: First rate work. DR

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    Re: Well, I just pulled the trigger on a new 24-ASPH

    Folks, for those here who own both the 24 ASPH and the 28 ASPH, can you say which you use more, and do you find the 24 as convenient? Please say no and save me some money (I have the 28 and love it.)

    Thanks,
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    Re: Well, I just pulled the trigger on a new 24-ASPH

    Brad,
    I think the 24 and 28 are so close in focal length that if you have one you don't need the other. Save your $$
    Vieri,
    Beautiful capture.... really special.

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    Re: Well, I just pulled the trigger on a new 24-ASPH

    I had the 28 and 24 for a brief period. Both great, but I love the 28 and the 24 is too close. I sold the 24 and went back to the 21.
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    Re: Well, I just pulled the trigger on a new 24-ASPH

    Thanks everyone for the kind comment - I really appreciated it, thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by mwalker View Post
    Vieri, Great image and website! If had to pick a lens which the 21 or the 24?
    Hey Mike, first of all thank you very much; as far as your question, is a tough one: I have both, they are both great, but I decided to keep the 24 and put the 21 (mint, Leica coded, CLA'd) out for sale. They are too close in focal length, for my purpose I just needed one, and though the 21 draws beautifully I preferred a 35-like focal than a 28-like one. You cannot go wrong with either, IMHO it boils down to your personal preferences in focal length. PM me if my 21 interests you, and good luck with your choice!
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