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Jack, JonP, JonT, LZ, Nice images.
Beautiful pictures here!
I've received my Summilux 80 mm R. It's very stunning: I'm used to use very sharp lenses like Zeiss lenses, and I find the Summilux very soft (I find manual focus is harder at WA)... but I like very much the rendering of this lens. Do you have the same impressions?
Nonetheless, the summilux 35 mm is different: it has the same rendering but is sharper.
Just realize you ask here as well Hopefully PM answer satisfies you. 35lux is sharper. 80lux will be sharper at distance, but nail focus will be a little challenge at distance. I realize many people buy this lens partially due to my fault given I got many PM about it
It is not a easy lens to master, and need practice, practice and learn to use it. Like any fast glass, use it under harsh light will kill its rendering.(I do that all the time for taking everyday family pic) It is easy to flare at back-light, Its color is not as vivid as Zeiss or modern Leica, Nikon, I don't know if it is depend on manufacture year or not. But the color work very nice with its rendering. and CA is less than most 85ish fast glass out there.
Given it has optic flaw, It is a specialty lens and need understand it to use it well or for your need. Just like use any lens, it take time to master it. You should have right expectation about this lens. Some people love it, some people feel nothing special, it is very normal for any lens and I won't lose sleep over it
It is not a very sharp lens at WO, I can see this more often with D810.
It is sharp enough for me most case.
It is a good story telling lens as well. Many time, I don't need it to be extreme sharp, but smooth rendering certainly help, even under harsh light.
All took at WO with D810.