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Lots of great images recently!
Gary - loving the variety and grandeur from Budapest(?). The stained-glass image is great too with the subtle tonality of the statue. The sets of the kids with the Canon 50/1.4 are also great!
Michael - great images, as always of your kids! Those of your daughter at dusk are fabulous. Very bold look for Zion!
Nico - beautiful!
Charlie - you live in an amazing place! With the ZM35/2 you might get best sharpness/contrast at ~f/5.6 for infinity scenes. Have you noticed much difference at f/11+?
Katie, nice sets of your boys - they don't mind mom snapping away?
Cal - looks good and congrats on the 28 Cron! Heading up to the French River area in a few weeks... looking forward to it!
Joakim - great street find of the guy with two dogs!
Rocky - fabulous set! The last one is interesting with the direct eye contact.
Leonas - great FLE images!
Robert - feels very barren..
Sorry if I missed anyone else... been slacking off again but goofed around a bit with the Zeiss-Opton Sonnar 50/1.5 before dinner today...
Was at a camera store yesterday and noticed they had a demo T on display so messed around with it a bit. Took me a bit of time to get used to it, but it actually didn't seem too bad in general. The most annoying thing was not being able to turn off the auto image review feature after each exposure. I spent most of the time trying the M lenses I happened to have along with me. The EVF seemed to work well here, and is certainly nicer than the M240, though the magnified focus mode seemed a bit oversampled and weird looking. The feel was great, as were the general ergonomics. The shutter also sounded great, along the lines of the M240. After the T I tried a Sony a6000 and it felt cheap, haha... Typical Sony mess of buttons on the back, but it sure was responsive!
Katie - 35mm... tough one, as it's not one of my regularly used focal lengths at the moment. If you are looking more for character, then the Canon 35/2 LTM. It's relatively cheap at ~$400. I should shoot with mine more often. If you want technical performance, then the CV35/1.2, though it's huge (but fast). At the other end, I'd second the 35 Summarit. For 'Leica Glow' I'd vote 35 Lux pre-ASPH... a lens I still want to try. Haha, so much for picking one. If that's the case, then some flavor of 35 Cron, though I haven't tried any.
Edit - I see I was slow in posting and there were a number of additional posts about 35mm options...
I started with the ZM35/2.8. It's a very good lens though the 35/2 is technically better. You'll get typical Zeiss boldness/contrast with it. But it's a modern lens and thus is very clean in its rendering. It's a great, small lens to just toss in the bag with your two others, just in case, that said, I've hardly used my lately... If I want wide open character on the vintage side, I'll grab the Canon instead. It's as small, if not smaller than the ZM35/2.8. Stopped down past f/5.6 and it will give any modern lens a serious run, just giving up a bit in color saturation.