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I haven't had the Zeiss 35, but when I had my Leica I did have the Zeiss 18mm and it was very bright and good quality, as I assume the 35 is, but I can see now way that it would be worth 3, much less even 2 times as much as the VC OVF.
Okay, maybe if they could make it also display some shooting info, AF point etc, then yea, that I might be wiling to spend $600 on, but when its just a "dumb" optical, no way.
It doesn't even look good on the camera IMHO. Just too boxy looking, while the VC I rather like the look of, its more compact and the rounded shape compliments the camera well. I wouldn't spend $200 just to make the camera look cool of course, but liking the looks certainly don't hurt.
I tried the Leica 36mm when I had a X1 and didn't really find it to be anything special either, not for $400 so I never even considered that one either.
I think Ricoh or Olympus makes a tiny little one for one of their compacts or m4/3 cameras, but those are still pretty pricey and while the size is nice, I would have to guess the usability suffers, probably like looking through a soda straw.
VC is really the only real game in town as far as Im concerned and is a good product for a 'reasonable', cost, as far as photo accessories go.