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Paul Yi wrote:
Quick question ...
If you have both Biogon 35 and Cron 35 ASPH, which one would you keep?
Let's leave the price factor at the very end....
It depends on your taste and preference. IMHO, both lenses are among the very best in 35mm focal length. Yet, these two lenses have subtle differences in style and characteristics. To my eyes, Zeiss Biogon renders images with beautiful luminosity and crispiness, yet very smooth. Zeiss images are extremely pleasing to eyes. Leica Summicron ASPH has more micro contrast, extremely sharp with deeper and rich color rendition. Leica images are punchy and have more ‘character.’ Other factor you may consider is that mechanically, Leica lenses are better built compared with Zeiss ZM line.
Of course, these are very subjective comments based on my own experience and others may have different opinions. If you have opportunities to use both, it may help. Both lenses retain their values very well so you can always sell the one that you don't want to keep later.
Enjoy your M8!