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    Summicron R 35mm difference in versions

    Hello

    I am thinking about getting a Summicron 35mm R for my Canon

    Can anybody tell me about the different versions, what is recommend?

    Also on the 28mm R I found out there is a Ver I and a Ver II. Is there anything good to be said about Ver I or just ignore it and try and find a VER II w/o taking a second mortgage?

    Thanks so much for your help

    Phil

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    Re: Summicron R 35mm difference in versions

    My experience with the 35s is limited to a late Elmarit - so i can't help with that comparison. But I have had both a Ver I and Ver II Elmarit 28 and the Ver II is far better than the Ver I.

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    Re: Summicron R 35mm difference in versions

    Quote Originally Posted by GDI View Post
    My experience with the 35s is limited to a late Elmarit - so i can't help with that comparison. But I have had both a Ver I and Ver II Elmarit 28 and the Ver II is far better than the Ver I.
    Thank you for taking the time to respond. I am looking to get a couple of R lenses and frankly don't have any experience with them

    Thanks again

    Phil

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    Re: Summicron R 35mm difference in versions

    Quote Originally Posted by alajuela View Post
    Thank you for taking the time to respond. I am looking to get a couple of R lenses and frankly don't have any experience with them
    Erwin Puts' book, "Leica Lens Compendium", is a good thing to browse when learning about Leica R lenses. The older edition is now available for download, sans graphics, free of charge at
    http://www.furnfeather.net/books/pdf/llcforweb.pdf

    One thing I've found is that even a "poor" Leica lens is nearly always still an excellent lens...

    I bought the Summicron-R 35mm series II recently. A very fine lens, I like it a lot. It renders beautifully on the Sony A7... :-)

    G

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    Re: Summicron R 35mm difference in versions

    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    Erwin Puts' book, "Leica Lens Compendium", is a good thing to browse when learning about Leica R lenses. The older edition is now available for download, sans graphics, free of charge at
    http://www.furnfeather.net/books/pdf/llcforweb.pdf

    One thing I've found is that even a "poor" Leica lens is nearly always still an excellent lens...

    I bought the Summicron-R 35mm series II recently. A very fine lens, I like it a lot. It renders beautifully on the Sony A7... :-)

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    Thank you Godfrey

    Thats the type of information I was looking for and also your experiences

    Thanks again

    Phil

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