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| p.97 #16 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase? |
Well, for a long time I have been watching for a ZF.2 85/1.4, and separately I have been thinking about the ZF.2 35/1.4 compared to my Leica 35/1.4 Lux, but with no luck. Few people sell these lenses, and they are almost always snapped up right away. I did buy one copy of the 85/1.4 but it ended up having a scratch on the front element, and I sent it back.
Today both came up. In spite of a tight budget, I scrambled for the money, and got lucky that I just managed to sell my Hasselblad 203FE with a WLF, so I could actually pull it off, and picked up both. Within a few minutes, I tripled the number of f/1.4 Zeiss lenses I own, and increased the number of ZF.2 lenses by 20%
It is not certain that the 35/1.4 will stay, but I will test it against my 35 Lux and decide which I like better. The Leica has a disadvantage in that it has no communication with the body, and thus needs to be used in stop-down mode. It also doesn't focus quite so close, and of course, its colour is somewhat different. There is a very tiny slim chance that I might keep both, but given the price of these lenses it is very small.
Very interested in what you will find. Though 35lux is out of my price range, but who knows? Zeiss is just two big for my standard prime lens.