Alas, It Was Not Meant to Be


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.


  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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