Streetshooter wrote in post #844775
I sold a 35mm Summicron that was made for a custom order for a very wealthy lawyer, it was a 35mm 1.4...and it's the only one ever made.....all 1.4's are Summilux's..I sold it to a collector cause I got a 35 Summicron from Kertesz as a gift and never took it off my camera.......still have it and the camera.....but I sure would like that 1.4 Summicron back.......must be worth a fortune now.....don
And I my Noctilux, Summilux 35 ASPH and The Razor, the 90mm AA.
I don't miss a Canon lens at all- I've only gotten rid of a few, and none of 'em were particularly good.
Had rotten luck with a 28mm f/1.8. Couldn't find a sharp one: went through 4 in the store until I found one that worked with the 10D. The lack of a fast, bright prime lens for smaller-than-135 film cameras made my choice much easier in the long run- get rid of the 10D... And I did.
The 50mm f/1.8 left at that time too. Not a horrible lens. Not a great one either. Can't say as to miss it. The 50 f/1.4 is a much better lens (and the Summilux 50mm ASPH is much better, yet!). I'd not miss it, though, either, if I got the f/1.2.
Once I got back into digital (Leica traded for the 5D):
I had a 20mm a little while ago. It's a nice lens, for someone else, I'm sure. I *like* the vignetting, and it was sharp enough, but since it was such a general pain-in-the-butt, I got rid of it (for the 16-35mm f/2.8: a better lens all-the-way around). Didn't regret it.