Leica Summicron 2/50 Review

I guess it is time to give a first look review of the Leica Summicron 2/50. I am planning a second review / compare down the road where I will pit it head to head with the Carl Zeiss C Sonnar 1.5/50 - my favorite lens which is also in dire need of a proper film review. For now, I am going to give my initial impressions of the lens and the first 3 rolls I have shot through it.

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Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 1.4/35 ZM Review

Welcome to a new year and a fresh new Carl Zeiss review! I was lucky enough to have my hands on the Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 1.4/35 lens for the entire month of December (thank you Ben and Nicole @ Zeiss). I kept it mounted to my Leica M-A for the entire test and shot quite a variety of subjects (including the infamous Mr. Patience), lighting and stops to give a fairly rounded test of this lens - then a handful of compares.

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Leica M-A Hands-on Review

Ah, the Leica M-A. As you know, I don't want to be that guy that gushes over each new piece of photography equipment that I get.  But I swear, this time - more than any other - it's deserved! This certainly has been a long time coming. I first began drooling / speculating about the Leica M-A this summer when it was first announced. First impression was it was a gorgeous piece of art, but something I really didn't need - already owning the M2 and M3.  Well, cutting to the chase, yeah, I needed it - and so glad I did!

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