Not having an M, I haven't paid a lot of attention to M lenses. I wasn't aware the old Elmar is still in production. It's a little faster and a little larger with modern glass and materiels but it's still a compact 4 element 3 group lens. I'm always amazed how good my Elmar clone Industar-50 is. An M2 with a new Elmar -- sweet!
What I am currently shooting:
35mm: 1949 Leica IIIc, 1937 Leica IIIa, 1935 Leica Standard, 1951 Canon IVSB, Voigtlander Bessa T, Asahi Pentax K, Nikon F, Nikon F4s
Medium Format: Bronica SQ-A, Isolette II, Mamiya C330
Digital: Panasonic GH3, Olympus Pen Mini E-PM2, Olympus Pen E-P2 converted to IR
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