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| p.97 #4 · 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.