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| p.1 #1 · leica r summicron 35mm f2 vs zeiss 35mm zf.2 (and 50mm f1.4 zf.2) |
Hey all, i've come across leica lenses converted to nikon mount before, but i'm a little confused by this summicron-r. Someone offered one to me for around $900USD, for nikon mount. He says it's the E55 one, "before ROM". I tried to find out more about this lens but couldn't find much that would help me identify which lens he was talking about, but he mentioned it was made in germany and a "bokeh machine". Reading reviews about the summicron online i've read mixed things, but i'm not sure if they're all referring to the same type of summicron-r. All i know is that these leica R lenses have been discontinued?
Is it worth the $900? Is there anything i should look out for when buying such a lens? Does it have any such 3D pop? Because i can't seem to pinpoint what exactly the lens is i haven't been able to view pictures taken by it. I did try to do a search here but did not manage to get results i was looking for. After selling my 35mm f/1.4 zf.2, which was a wonderful lens, i've been wanting for some zeiss/leica-ish lens to add some artistic flavour into my pictures and lineup. I actually was considering the 35mm f2 cause i love the 3D pop, and the 50mm f1.4 due to cost (though i have the 50 1.2 ais, so duplicate focal lenghts are a bit..). I know the 50 has mixed reviews but i do like the look. Anyhow the dilemma right now is whether to go for the leica, or stick with the zeiss (or go for neither and keep the cash - the only reason why i'm tempted by a lens is cause i came across the leica).
Help me out! I'm primarily confused by the leica and the types. Thank you so much!