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Regarding character, from the few samples I have seen by now, 35/2 IS reminds me of R35/2. I bet the colours with Leica are nicer (I haven't tried any of the two) but Canon is probably sharper in the corners. Together with AF and IS, it could be better allrounder, without being boring. If I had the Summicron, I'd most certainly regret selling it. I am waiting for a direct real world samples comparison.
I am about to compare EF 35/2 (old version), Flektogon, Yashica ML35/2.8, Mamiya 35/3.5 N, and 17-40L. Any hints and 'methodical remarks' to make the best out...Show more →
That would be interesting, not just for me but I guess a lot of alt users would like to see thar comparison.
I think that a good approach would be to find a very detailed scene photographed at a distance at the various apertures, being careful to manual focus on the exact same spot with every lens.
Some bokeh shots would be great too, and even greater if not exagerated (with the object in focus very close), something more "real life" like a half-body or full-body portrait distance would be perfect.
johnahill - Thanks for the comparison. I've not consider the anti-flare performance until now. It might be important since I do some night photography.