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Leica Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 Steel Rim lens!

  
 
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Few more from the new Leica 35/1.4 Lux SR:


New M6 sitting on my table and you are making me think about using my 10-R… must..not..show..weakness…
;p



Nov 20, 2022 at 12:07 AM
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Desmolicious wrote:
New M6 sitting on my table and you are making me think about using my 10-R… must..not..show..weakness…
;p


The best M camera IMO. Perhaps in the future, it will be a classic.
Of course it does not compete with film or monochrome bodies.



Nov 20, 2022 at 11:42 AM
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Bit of an aside, but what filter system are people using for the 35 Lux v2?




Nov 20, 2022 at 04:38 PM
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SR wide open:




  LEICA M10-R    Summilux-M 1:1.4/35 lens    35mm    f/1.4    1/60s    100 ISO    +0.7 EV  




Nov 23, 2022 at 11:07 AM
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I have a found a solution for using a protection filter + hood with the new 35/1.4 Lux Steel Rim.

I purchased this slim ventilated hood from Ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/264632460681

The hood is slimmer than the included Leica's rounded hood and I can have a filter attached to the lens and the hood attached to the filter without causing any hard vignetting.







Nov 23, 2022 at 04:59 PM
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@fredmiranda

I took a similar but slightly different approach with my v2. I purchased a Chinese copy of the Leica of filter, put in the 49mm B+W Slim UV filter. There's now way to lock it in without the vented hood, so I just used a couple drops of gorilla glue. Works lovely--locks right in, can pack it and use like a normal screw in filter, no vented hood needed and keeps the low profile that the original set up does not. I don't have to use the annoying leica cap either, and original spendy Leica hood remains untouched.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/122289168782












Nov 23, 2022 at 09:06 PM
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nehemiahphoto wrote:
@fredmiranda@

I took a similar but slightly different approach with my v2. I purchased a Chinese copy of the Leica of filter, put in the 49mm B+W Slim UV filter. There's now way to lock it in without the vented hood, so I just used a couple drops of gorilla glue. Works lovely--locks right in, can pack it and use like a normal screw in filter, no vented hood needed and keeps the low profile that the original set up does not. I don't have to use the annoying leica cap either, and original spendy Leica hood remains untouched.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/122289168782


Yes, that's perfect for the v2. With the new SR, the one I bought (https://www.ebay.com/itm/264632460681), lets you attach it to a filter or it allows for a filter to be attached to the outer threads of the hood. It sounds great, except that when adding a filter to the hood, vignetting increases.
Using this hood on a filter, does not cause hard vignetting like the included Leica rounded hood does.



Nov 23, 2022 at 09:21 PM
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M10-R + 35/1.4 SR wide open:




  LEICA M10-R    Summilux-M 1:1.4/35 lens    35mm    f/1.4    1/30s    500 ISO    0.0 EV  




Nov 23, 2022 at 09:23 PM
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M10-R + 35/1.4 SR wide open:




  LEICA M10-R    Summilux-M 1:1.4/35 lens    35mm    f/1.4    1/90s    2000 ISO    0.0 EV  




Nov 23, 2022 at 09:25 PM
 


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Two images at f/4. At this aperture, this lens is surprisingly corner from center to corners. it's sharper than the Voigtlander 35/1.4 II Nokton towards the corners.




  LEICA M10-R    Summilux-M 1:1.4/35 lens    35mm    f/1.7    3s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  LEICA M10-R    Summilux-M 1:1.4/35 lens    35mm    f/4.0    11s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Nov 24, 2022 at 02:03 PM
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M10-R + 35/1.4 SR wide open:




  LEICA M10-R    Summilux-M 1:1.4/35 lens    35mm    f/2.4    1/30s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Nov 24, 2022 at 07:17 PM
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  LEICA M10-R    Summilux-M 1:1.4/35 lens    35mm    f/2.0    1/60s    3200 ISO    +0.7 EV  




Nov 24, 2022 at 07:31 PM
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M10-R + 35/1.4 SR:




  LEICA M10-R    Summilux-M 1:1.4/35 lens    35mm    f/1.4    1/60s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  LEICA M10-R    Summilux-M 1:1.4/35 lens    35mm    f/1.4    1/350s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  LEICA M10-R    Summilux-M 1:1.4/35 lens    35mm    f/1.4    1/60s    1000 ISO    +0.7 EV  






  LEICA M10-R    Summilux-M 1:1.4/35 lens    35mm    f/1.4    1/500s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  LEICA M10-R    Summilux-M 1:1.4/35 lens    35mm    f/1.4    1/500s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Nov 25, 2022 at 08:05 PM
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Great shots Fred! How do you think this lens compares to the Zeiss Distagon 35/1.4? Clearly there's a size advantage but what about image quality? Any thoughts?


Nov 25, 2022 at 08:15 PM
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My 2¢ until Fred chimes in: you won't get the Lux's wide open glow with the Distagon. They're lens designs from different eras. The Leica from a time when such wide open aberrations were an expected compromise and which today you shoot precisely for its imperfections. The Zeiss from a time when wide open technical perfection (or as humanly close to it) was (and still is) the expectation.


Nov 26, 2022 at 06:23 PM
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Yes I agree.
Like Ron wrote, they behave differently when shooting wide open. The Leica is uncorrected by today's standards and the Zeiss is a very well corrected modern design. So, with the new Leica 35/1.4 LUX SR, expect lower contrast and more glow around the highlights. I think it's a pleasant look for portraits and something the Zeiss can't recreate. The Zeiss has a unique look of its own though.

What I found surprising is that the Leica 35/1.4 SR improves dramatically when stopped down to f/2.8 and it's very sharp to the corners from f/4 or f/5.6. The Leica is much sharper at the corners compared to the CV 35/1.4 II SC. So, it's really a multi function lens that could be even used for landscape photography.



Nov 26, 2022 at 09:26 PM
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Leica 35/1.4 Lux SR wide open:




  LEICA M10-R    Summilux-M 1:1.4/35 lens    35mm    f/1.4    1/90s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  LEICA M10-R    Summilux-M 1:1.4/35 lens    35mm    f/1.4    1/4000s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  LEICA M10-R    Summilux-M 1:1.4/35 lens    35mm    f/1.4    1/750s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Nov 27, 2022 at 01:25 PM
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Fred Miranda wrote:
Yes I agree.
Like Ron wrote, they behave differently when shooting wide open. The Leica is uncorrected by today's standards and the Zeiss is a very well corrected modern design. So, with the new Leica 35/1.4 LUX SR, expect lower contrast and more glow around the highlights. I think it's a pleasant look for portraits and something the Zeiss can't recreate. The Zeiss has a unique look of its own though.

What I found surprising is that the Leica 35/1.4 SR improves dramatically when stopped down to f/2.8 and it's very sharp to the corners from f/4 or f/5.6.
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Thanks to both you and Ron. I can see the difference wide open in the shots above of your daughter. The Zeiss has almost no glow and more contrast wide open which I personally prefer for my type of shooting. I think this is the third time owning the Zeiss.



Nov 27, 2022 at 03:02 PM
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