Leica Showcase Leica 75mm Summilux-M

Duane Pandorf

Top Veteran
Apr 25, 2011
103
Western NC
I'm in the process of changing my lens kit and am considering the 75 Lux or Cron. I will mostly use this focal length shooting inside at a couple of our local clubs that provide music entertainment.
 

brusby

Regular
Mar 1, 2014
18
I'm in the process of changing my lens kit and am considering the 75 Lux or Cron. I will mostly use this focal length shooting inside at a couple of our local clubs that provide music entertainment.
That's a tough choice. While I love the 75 Lux, I've seen some stunning photos from the Cron -- super sharp in focus with beautiful bokeh. One advantage of the Lux is you can change the character of the photo quite a bit by changing aperture -- from soft and dreamy wide open to progressively sharper stopped down. The Cron seems to be more consistent across the range of apertures.

Good luck!
 

brusby

Regular
Mar 1, 2014
18
That is one dramatic sky in that picture! Know I know how "Skipper" must have felt. That's not the "Minnow" by any chance?
Haha, didn't occur to me before, but now that you mention it, it does kinda have that Gilligan and Mary Ann feel to it. Thanks!
 

asiafish

All-Pro
Aug 9, 2013
123
Bakersfield, CA
Andrew
That's a lovely lens. If I were forced to pick just one, I think that'd be it.
I sure hope I'm never forced to pick on. Of my current crop I have no idea which I would pick. Probably the 50 Summicron, but the 35 Summarit might get the nod. I'd pick one of my Sonnars, but don't know that I'd want to trust something that old as an "only" lens.

Fortunately I have a large-enough cabinet to have more than one.
 

VINCETAN

Top Veteran
Aug 19, 2013
68
Lovely! I particularly like the first one (portrait of your daughter?). Beautiful light.
Thanks, yes, my eldest. Did not spend too much time playing with it yet. Took a few shots before dinner. I am still trying to get the hang of focusing this lens at f1.4.
 

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