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Old 01-15-2010   #51
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don't need hoods on the 35 biogons. Literally. Never used one on my F2 and never had flare.
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Old 01-15-2010   #52
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Had a 35/2 ZM biogon and just sold it. After owning an M-hex 90mm f/2.8 I want to try any of the 35's that Konica has made: the 35 UC, 35 M Hex, and the 35 M hex in LTM.

Most likely the UC, however.
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Old 01-15-2010   #53
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That isn't to say that the 35/2 biogon is bad -- in fact I adore it! Great lens. It was, however, my first lens. I owned it for almost 4 years, and I wanted to try something new.
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Old 02-04-2010   #54
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Summicron 35/2 ASPH and CV 35/1,2 ASPH.


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Old 02-04-2010   #55
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I've had the 35/2 asph cron, V4 cron, and prefer the V3 cron.

For summilux 35s, or overall best 35s, it is a cleaned 35/1.4 pre-asph. No distortion, no focus shift, no harsh bokeh, selectable glow/no glow, no vignetting, multiple hood options, compatible hood with cron of same era (v3 and 12504 hood).

You just can't beat the 35/1.4 pre-asph lux.
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Old 02-04-2010   #56
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Hard to decide. My all time favorite was my first 35mm lens: a Konica Hexanon f2. Here's what it does in B&W (M4-2)



Then, I snagged a nice copy of the Summilux aspherical... and that's one addiction hard to fight...

A poor scan from Ektachrome 1600... (M6TTL)



Steve, is one of your shots from the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art? Looks familiar...
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Old 03-06-2010   #57
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Summicron 35/2 v3. It's my first and only M lens. I love it dearly. Thinking about what to get next... any suggestions?
The colour in this looks great! Could you provide some technical details, please?
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Old 03-06-2010   #58
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Konica L-Hexanon 35/2.0. The true siamese twin of the Hexar AF lens.



Derived from the W.Nikkor 35/1.8. Mine came without a hood, so I made my own from an empty filter ring and a step up ring, outside paint removed with sand paper.

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Old 03-06-2010   #59
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I sippose I'm Torn betweeb the 35 lux....mine's from 1966
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Old 03-06-2010   #61
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1.) f/2.8 85mm Sonnar for the Rolleiflex Sl 35

2.) f/4.5 21mm Biogon for the Zeiss Ikon Contax

3.) f/4 50mm Distagon for the Rolleiflex SL 66

4.) f/3.5 40mm Tessar for the Rollei 35

5.) f/2.8 40mm Sonnar for the Rollei 35 RF
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Old 03-08-2010   #62
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I am a huge fan of the ZF lenses, but perhaps for a slightly different reason.

While I use a pretty full compliment of Nikon glass on a D3 & D700, those AF lenses are primarily for shooting weddings where every shot has to be in focus ... 14-24, 24-70, 50/1.4AFS, 85/1.4, 100/2.8VR Macro, and the incomparible 200/2VR.

But on my F6 shooting true B&W film, it's the Zeiss lenses all the way. The contrast of the Zeiss optics makes B&W really sing. I outfitted the F6 with a split microprism screen and magnifier which increased the speed and focus hit ratio to almost no missed shots even with street shooting. ZF 18, 25/2.8, 28/2 (amazing!), 50/2 Macro(also amazing!), 85/1.4 (stunning!) and 100/2 macro (mine is buttery smooth) ... I have the VC 180/4 APO for tele work. The F6/Zeiss outfit basically replaced my film Leica M & R.

This combination is one of my favorite 35mm set-ups that I've ever used.
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Old 03-09-2010   #63
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Love the Summicron, but am using a Voigtlander PII f/2.5 these days.
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Old 03-09-2010   #64
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My favorite 35mm glass is the one attached to my Contax T3 (Sonnar 35/2.8):








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Old 03-14-2010   #65
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Presently the W-Nikkor 3.5cm F1.8 LTM for it's versatile speed and medium contrast for super B&W details (using it with Epson R-D1S) and vintage color look. I simply love this lens.



Past, CV 35/1.2 Asph & CV 35/2.5 PII. Loved the color rendering of the 35/1.2. Truely remarkable optical engineering and price point. The 35/2.5 was So-So. Nothing in particular, that made me say WOW...
Nokton 35mm f1.2 ... it's big and heavy with a great focusing action ... if there's ever been a more significant 35mm lens released by any manufacturer for such a premium price I'd be surprised!
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35mm Elmar (f3.5 - 1936)
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35mm Summicron 5th version asph (f2 - 2003)

Currently using most the Summicron first version, because it is such fine & smooth handling and very nice for b&w with that vintage look. Recent shots:



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Old 03-24-2010   #67
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Old 03-24-2010   #68
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Old 03-24-2010   #69
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and one which is ALL out of focus. nokton 1.2 - neopan
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Old 03-26-2010   #70
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I'd have to vote for the Nikon 35/1.8
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pictureted/4174032269/
I like it as well as the Zeiss 35/2 for my Contax G2.
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Old 03-26-2010   #71
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Well, I wish I had more expensive glass to compare...presently my only 35 is the CV 35/2.5 and I have been very pleased with 'er for Landscapes:

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Old 03-27-2010   #72
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Ihave a 35mm Summicron which sits on my m4. I feel married to that lens.
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