Hi guys, I recently traded in a BUMPY (pls read my thread and Sait's thread on Streaks on M3) M3 for a DR and elmar 3.5 LTM. This is the first time Im using both lenses. The DR is brilliant. Positively glowing and sharp. Although heavy, it is a joy to see the results. BUT the ELMAR 3,5 is undoubtedly the closest to a Leica Glow I'd ever imagined of getting. It , at mid apertures, produces prints better looking than the asph 35 cron that I have. No light fall off, no flare . Lightest changeable lens I've used. I know many have used this lens, and I think everyone should have one. It is not staggeringly sharp like the asph cron 35. It is not even contrasty in comparison. But the GLOW and Roundness it gives cannot be understated. The later lenses do not have this in my experience. In low light, the asph cron is the one to go for. But in normal use, I think this is as good as it can get. Shot with Bessar R.