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Derek, thanks for the comparison. Very informative for people consider either lens. And I can general agree with your opinion about lens design philosophy behind/between Leica and Zeiss. At least, they can afford to have their philosophy applied to their lens for premium price charged
I did some test during lunch time for the 50mm lens I mentioned. I will upload them to contribute this thread tomorrow or late if I can't find time. Like I said, it is for fun
As pointed/sensed by other forum members, and can be traced from my posts so far on Leica and Zeiss lens. I feel the more lens I used, the less I feel there is premium about either Leica or Zeiss at optical difference compare to decent canikon brand lens. Difference is subtle and no guarantee better.
But the whole manual process, thinking, framing, focus difference is real to me and hopefully, nobody can denied at least for this small portion of premium price justification. And this is a big part of whole image taking process, at least for me, which worth the premium price other than subtle performance difference if budget permit.
As for performance difference, In age of film, the subtle difference in lens character can be seen, at least I believe so. the brand signature can also easily been traced over the years. Unless we are talking about 21 distagon, 90APO, 21SEM, 50 0.95, 501.4ASPH, MP100, future 55f1.4 for absolutely optic performance. Most Zeiss or Leica lens can be matched by other brand with fractional of price. In digital age, the PP skill and understanding of light, color, WB really dominate the image. Only absolutely sharpness, nobody can argue that some of leica and Zeiss (mentioned above) are just almost flawless, but so do some Canikon lens.
Picture are not represent real world but merely a way to represent photographer's vision, Thus, there is no right or wrong, and even not really better or worse. Just pick whatever suit your need.
I am only present my personal feeling about it. I have no willing to offend any people. Most of this is because of my engineer background, I only believe until I see it or you prove it. We laugh 'L' glass addictive people, should we also think about positions ourselves in Leica and Zeiss German breed? Good stuff always are good stuff, I am a proud Leica/Zeiss owner, but there is no need to say mine is better. IMHO.
Canikon lens range from $100 o $10000, range from low end budget zoom to pro grade lens, in Leica, Zeiss land, there is no low price lens, of course we should expect better overall optical performance cross the brand line. of course, you will expect a lot more design compromise in Canikon line, not to mention Sigma, tamron etc..