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Mr. Ding 35 mm f/1.8 M Mount Announced

  
 
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Mr. Ding 35 mm f/1.8 M Mount Announced


Mr. Ding Optics has released their 35 mm f/1.8 M mount lens for pre-order. The lens barrel design is remarkably reminiscent of the Leica 35mm f/2 IV ďBokeh KingĒ , and apparently itís an 7 element design in 3 lens grouping, using nano coating, 4 Lanthanide glass elements, 1 high dispersion element, and no aspherical elements. The company is stressing greyscale tonality , sharpness on center, and a pleasing rendering. Seems like a very interesting lens that should have a vintage draw and work well for those looking for an alternative to their modern optics . This certainly seems like a competitor for LLLís 35mm 8 element type I Summicron clone.

https://mrdingstudio.com/products/mr-ding-35-1-8-for-leica-mount


$599 apparently . Samples are up on their site, for those of you who may be as curious as I was .



Feb 18, 2024 at 11:12 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Mr. Ding 35 mm f/1.8 M Mount Announced


It's very compact yet dense at 270g. I appreciate the rendering from the samples provided.

Here is one from their site:







Feb 18, 2024 at 12:04 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Mr. Ding 35 mm f/1.8 M Mount Announced


This looks fascinating and intriguing. It does look like it has a lot of character. I'm curious to know how this compares to the legacy lenses from Leica, like the V3 or the V4 summicron. Maybe it's an unfair comparison, but I'm sure people would be curious to see how it stands up.


Feb 20, 2024 at 04:43 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Mr. Ding 35 mm f/1.8 M Mount Announced


Crap lol.
I will be getting one to try out for sure.
Edit- May delivery bugs me. I've got a Thailand trip in June that I would like to bring this on lol, but don't wanna push it.
I already think that the copper construction is interesting. Here come the jokes about communist China lenses made out of copper plumbing pipes.



Feb 20, 2024 at 05:09 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Mr. Ding 35 mm f/1.8 M Mount Announced


Well I ordered one. I've been spitting big game about "first Chinese company to make a V4 Cron gets my money".... So I had to pony up.


Feb 20, 2024 at 07:16 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Mr. Ding 35 mm f/1.8 M Mount Announced


Reminds me a little of the Canon 35/1.8 LTM but with better flare resistance and a bit less character. I look forward to seeing more samples!


Feb 20, 2024 at 07:23 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Mr. Ding 35 mm f/1.8 M Mount Announced


There was also the Polar Solaron but I haven't seen any additional information on it. I've been waiting for a low cost option to replace a v4 cron that I sold. From the limited samples with the Mr. Ding it looks like there are some similarities.


Feb 20, 2024 at 11:09 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Mr. Ding 35 mm f/1.8 M Mount Announced


I should be getting a review sample beginning of March.


Feb 20, 2024 at 12:18 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Mr. Ding 35 mm f/1.8 M Mount Announced


That is great news, should give me enough time to cancel my pre-order if I need to lol

BastianK wrote:
I should be getting a review sample beginning of March.




Feb 20, 2024 at 04:06 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Mr. Ding 35 mm f/1.8 M Mount Announced


@BastianK

Thanks for the link! I look forward to your review. I just picked up the 50/1.1 based on your testing. Thanks Bastian!



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Mr. Ding 35 mm f/1.8 M Mount Announced


BastianK wrote:
I should be getting a review sample beginning of March.


I can wait until I read your review! Pretty sure you will do this, but please check to make sure it focuses correctly using the optical RF on an M.



Feb 20, 2024 at 06:15 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Mr. Ding 35 mm f/1.8 M Mount Announced







Feb 20, 2024 at 06:17 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Mr. Ding 35 mm f/1.8 M Mount Announced


From the product page:

"Multi-layer coating technology: The application of multi-layer nano-coating, the effect is similar to Zeiss T* coating. The anti-glare effect is greatly improved compared with our previous product. Makes more creation possible!"

Hopefully this is actually the case. Seems like a common weakness with many of the recent releases from Chinese companies. Perhaps they could revise the 50/1.1 with the same coating technologies as this was one of its two weaknesses in Bastian's review (the other being focus shift).

I'm sure Bastian will be testing this aspect of the 35/1.8 to verify these claims.



Feb 20, 2024 at 06:20 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Mr. Ding 35 mm f/1.8 M Mount Announced




BastianK wrote:
I should be getting a review sample beginning of March.


Look forward to reading your thoughts!



Feb 20, 2024 at 07:07 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Mr. Ding 35 mm f/1.8 M Mount Announced




rscheffler wrote:
From the product page:

"Multi-layer coating technology: The application of multi-layer nano-coating, the effect is similar to Zeiss T* coating. The anti-glare effect is greatly improved compared with our previous product. Makes more creation possible!"

Hopefully this is actually the case. Seems like a common weakness with many of the recent releases from Chinese companies. Perhaps they could revise the 50/1.1 with the same coating technologies as this was one of its two weaknesses in Bastian's review (the other being focus shift).

I'm sure Bastian will be testing this aspect of the 35/1.8 to verify these claims.


Iím interested in this as well. I had the LLL 35/2 and found flare to be a real issue. LLL say they improved the flare with the collapsing 35/2 but I havenít seen a review of this.

In Bastianís review of the 50 there is mention of the change in coatings with the newer versionÖ



Feb 20, 2024 at 07:15 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Mr. Ding 35 mm f/1.8 M Mount Announced


BastianK wrote:
I should be getting a review sample beginning of March.



Any updates on this?



Mar 08, 2024 at 04:05 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Mr. Ding 35 mm f/1.8 M Mount Announced


Nah, still waiting.


Mar 08, 2024 at 05:54 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Mr. Ding 35 mm f/1.8 M Mount Announced


Still still waiting?


Apr 04, 2024 at 08:00 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Mr. Ding 35 mm f/1.8 M Mount Announced


Anyone have updates on user feedback on this lens?


Apr 17, 2024 at 01:52 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Mr. Ding 35 mm f/1.8 M Mount Announced


Bob Bogo wrote:
Still still waiting?

Yes.



Apr 18, 2024 at 12:20 AM







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