As part of my ongoing User’s Guide and Review of the Leica M9, I am presently working with all three Leica 24mm lenses: the 24mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH, the 24mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M ASPH, and the 24mm f/3.8 Elmar-M ASPH. Each lens is very different, and therefore very interesting, since they also have very different price points. I also have the 21mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH coming for testing.
As Memorial Day approaches in the USA, I feel grateful for being able to live without fear in a country protected by the men and women in the US armed forces. A few of the faithful still visit the fallen to pay their respects, but most of us just head out on vacation, especially regular federal workers, who get paid from my taxes even though I don’t get a paid day off or one-day tax holiday. For that, I am not grateful.