A Morning View

A Morning View

Leica M-E, Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 pre-ASPH

We attended a 40th squadron reunion in San Diego, California over a week ago and stayed at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel near Sea Port Village. Our five day stay was an incredible time with gorgeous weather and visiting with friends we hadn’t seen in a long time.

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    • Hi Dan, glad you stopped by. I was just checking your blog out. I’m shooting with a “pre-ASPH” 35 Lux made in the early 80s. (A Mandler design) As you can see above, the lens can be soft when shooting wide open as compared to the latest ASPH FLE version. Plus its very prone to flare, especially when wide open. Its a much different look than what you’re going to get as compared to your 50 ASPH Lux. It also uses Series 7 filters as it doesn’t have threads for a “normal” filter. Mine came with the original hood which holds the Series 7 filter and I’m able to put a 49mm ND filter there. I also shoot with a 50 pre-ASPH Lux. The lens is small compared to the latest FLE and does not block the finder. Having said all of that I would try to borrow one and shoot with it a couple days to see if it draws to your liking.

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