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prashant wrote:
Any experience? Is it because it is expensive and hence not popular or not value for money?


It's all on a case-by-case basis. Some Leica M-mount glass is fantastic, some pretty good, while some others not so hot on my A7RII.
Fantastic:
135/3.4 APO
50/4 Macro Elmar

Pretty Good:
75/2.5 Summarit M

Can't remember my not-so-hot list, but there are some dogs for sure . . .



Oct 11, 2016 at 08:31 PM
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That is interesting. I thought bookeh of 35mm summicron is really "Kingsley".

Yes, I'm thinking of 90mm/2.8 as well.
retrofocus wrote:
I am using the 35/2 non-ASPH very successfully on my A7R. As mentioned above, stay away from the newest 35/2 ASPH version. I got a very good used 35/2 version 4 lens (nick-named bokeh king even the bokeh for Summicron lenses in general is not ideal either). This lens works extremely well both on my A7R and my Leica M cameras.

Alternative option on an A7 series camera is the CV 35/1.2 II lens - my preferred 35 mm lens in dim light or in the dark. Beautiful bokeh (much better than the Leica 35/2 obviously), just more heavy and
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Oct 11, 2016 at 09:05 PM
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My list from personal experience:

Leica WATE: Works really well. Needs stoppimgmdown to F8 for edge to edge sharpness
Leica 28mm Summilux, works really well from wide open for portraiture, needs stopping down to F5.6 or 8 for landscape work where edge and corner performance essential
Zeiss ZM 35, same as 28mSummilux
CV 35/1.2, fine for portraiture wide open, but needs stopping down for sharpness. Needs F5.6 or 8 for infinity. Don't even think about infinity wide open.
Leica Summilux 50, great in the center at clos distances--sharper than the Zeiss 55/1.8 there. Wonderful drawing style. Disappointing at infinity until well stopped down and never really delivers in the corners. Native options better, unfortunately.
Leica 75/2 apo, great at any distance.
Leica 90/2 AA, ditto
Leica 135/3.4 ditto.


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Oct 12, 2016 at 01:23 AM
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prashant wrote:
That is interesting. I thought bookeh of 35mm summicron is really "Kingsley".

Yes, I'm thinking of 90mm/2.8 as well.


Nothing beats the bokeh of a more wide open lens than f/2 like the CV 35/1.2 II. But for sharpness, Leica 35/2 is the better one. That's why I keep both lenses because they are made for different purposes.






Oct 12, 2016 at 02:01 AM
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