Resolving power is not an issue when describing any lens worth talking about. The contrast signature and other things like flare (or lack of) are more interesting and define the look of a lens, and are readily apparent in a print. That doesn't mean Leica is the only game in town - the look works for me. At one point I fell in love with modern Zeiss lenses and used those for while (selling my Leicas to pay for them), but I've reversed my taste since then and sold them all for Leicas again.
Originally Posted by StoneNYC
In terms of the economic practicality, I don't think that is too big a deal either. Considering the resale value of even user Leica gear, it's all free if you eventually decide to sell it! And compared to any digital camera, used Leica gear is not that expensive, unless you want a Noctilux or something crazy like that. A user M2 and 35 pre-asph Summicron can be had for around $1500 if you look hard enough.
Last edited by cbphoto; 01-03-2013 at 05:02 PM. Click to view previous post history.