Normally, when I take a walk with a single focal length lens I take the 35mm or 50mm Summilux that I typically have with me.

Today I took the 21mm Super Elmar-M.

Walking with a single lens — a single focal length at that — is simultaneously limiting and freeing. You’re not looking for all shots that might be possible — you’re looking for the set of shots that work in the world that you’re in.

In my case, it was a 21mm lens generally shooting at around f/5.6 – f/8.

Zooms are convenient for sure.

Sometimes the limitation is part of the draw.

And the added quality doesn’t normally hurt either.

All shot with a Leica M10 and a Leica Super Elmar-M 21mm lens.