just when people want to buy leica lenses (or, perhaps, because some few people are buying leica lenses) they are suddenly in incredibly short supply. the tri- elmar wides are unobtainable. none of the dealers in my area have seen new 28/2.8s since before xmas, and rich pinto told me it is a multi-month wait for nocts. i tried hald a dozen ADs before giving up on finding a new 21 asph, finally settling on a mint used example (leica won't see any of those $$$). this seems like realy poor planning. couldn't someone in solms have predicted a rush on lenses, especially wides, once the M8 came out? by the time leica gets lenses in the pipeline, everyone will have invested in ZM and voigt lenses -- and have realized they are mighty fine even if not built to leica specs. what gives leica??