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| p.822 #7 · ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!) |
Zhangyue, thank you for the kind comment. I'm switching to Leica, its not necessarily better but I like to shoot discreet and there are often times I feel that the D800 is too intrusive. I did consider using Zeiss lenses on the Leica but I wasn't sure if I like the fingerprint on the ZM lineup, I felt that the ZF/ZE lineup had a more pleasing rendering compared to the ZM although I could be very wrong. I will miss the Zeiss pop though, here's one with a bit of pop from the 35/2.
Great set above! If you're switching to Leica, be sure to post some images in the M8/M9 thread. While there, check out what Edward is posting with the ZM 18, 25, 35/2, 50/2 and 85/4.
I started with ZM on my M9 and definitely like the Zeiss contrast/clarity. Not sure if the lenses share the 3D pop of some of the ZE/ZF... but then there is also the whole range of Leica glass to consider. I thought it was overrated, and maybe it is for some, but there is something to it, just as there is something to Zeiss glass. Of the Leica M lenses I've tried, I'd say the 28/2 and new 21/3.4 have a certain contrast/vibrancy to them that hints at Zeiss.