I have been waiting for this lens for more than a decade. I have always shot with the Leica Noctilux 50mm and the 90mm Summicron APO ASPH. The Leica 35mm Summilux that I have was always too close to the 50mm, so I either took one or the other. The 28mm was the perfect focal length but there just wasn't any faster options then the F2 Summicron version.
For darker interiors the F2 didn't cut it. Finally the 28mm F1.4 Summilux-M arrived. The perfect separation of focal lengths in my arsenal of lenses. Also, the 28mm CAN do what the 35mm CAN (with crop), but the 35mm CANNOT do what the 28mm CAN. The best thing of all is still within the view finder frame lines.
Now, if only Leica can make it in silver chrome and brass construction. I think it will be a classic for the future.
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