It’s always motivating to write a new post when you get a new lens, particularly the Leica Summicron 28mm ASPH II. While it’s been a long time since I’ve updated this site with anything interesting as the whole pandemic of 2020 had changed the way I lived my life since starting quarantine, it felt really good to type something up without a planned review or from a long draft.
As months passed by, some states are starting to ease their lockdowns and some people were able to go back to a sense of normalcy, but with certain precautions. That normalcy started to make a comeback for Amy and I as we both took some time outdoors to our favorite local brewery.
Between the last update and now, a couple of changes had happened to my Leica equipment:
- I’ve sold my silver Leica M10 and picked up a M10-P in silver chrome, my dream camera.
- I’ve sold my Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.4 MC II to the same buyer of my Leica M10
- I’ve sold my Summicron-M 50mm f/2 (V5)
- Amy had gotten me a Summilux-M 50mm ASPH as a gift
- I purchased a Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH II
- I still have my amazing Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH II
If you’re local to the DMV area (DC, Maryland, Virginia), particularly along the Potomac River, I highly recommend taking a trip to Vanish Brewery located near the town of Lucketts in Loudoun County, Virginia.
I’ve been here a handful of times before and while it was uneventful in the past, leaving the house now and actually being around a fun atmosphere outdoors was something of an achievement for us as it’s been months since we had done anything outdoors in a social setting.
Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH II (11673)
I’ve recently picked up this gem of a lens at KEH for a great deal and I happened to stumble across this lens on their website by complete accident as well as I’m not the greatest fan of KEH despite other people’s experience.
The lens is a beautiful piece of art as you would expect from Leica: incredible build quality, a robust body that will outlive you and the legendary rendering of images that the people of Wetzlar, Germany are known for.
While this isn’t a review of the lens, I want to share some photos from one of my recent outings with this lens.
Photos were taken with the Leica M10-P x Summicron 28mm ASPH II
A lot of people are not fans of the 28mm focal length and that is understandable as I was one of those people for a long time before the Leica Q, but that camera also taught me to view the world in a different perspective where you want more in the frame to show your narrative. It would soon become one of my favorite focal lengths and while the 35mm focal length is my “go to” for most practical situations, I have no issues pulling out the 28mm and get drawn by the edge to edge framing in the Leica viewfinder and painting my story.
I promise to review the Summicron 28mm ASPH II in the future, but I’m currently working on another review that needs no introduction.