Alas, It Was Not Meant to Be

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This very nice image aside, the Leica 75 APO-Summicron 2.0 ASPH lens I bought yesterday was a disappointment. I took it to a great Leica repair expert and he found no issues with the rangefinder or the focusing. But something wasn’t right. It was a used lens. Sometimes you win sometimes you lose. Back to the store it went. If I ordered this lens from B&H new I’m sure it would be stellar. It’s just that this one wasn’t. I’m kind of crushed, actually. Oh well. Sure does make me appreciate how fortunate I am to have some kit that really really hits the mark and satisfies my admittedly picky nature when it comes to lens performance. C’est la vie.

4 comments

  1. That’s really too bad.

    As much as I like getting a good deal, I’m pretty much done with buying used lenses. I’ve had too many disappointments in the past, especially with Canon L glass. For the Leica, I just have to face the music, that if I want Leica glass, I need to save up for it. Are you going to be purchasing it again, new?

    Nice shot, by the way.

  2. I was really looking forward to you review and images with the 75mm cron for street shooting. With my 50mm lux, I find myself cropping about 30% of my images. Also thinking if the 75 works well for street shooting do I need my 50mm, I do have a 35 FLE in the bag.

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