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Old 12-12-2011   #1
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Another lens suggestion

I currently made the switch to 100% film (call me crazy/wise.) I now have an M6 (non-ttl) and screw mount 50mm collapsible cron. I am really excited to start using film extensively but would need one other lens. A wide/fast/cheap lens (asking a lot.) My price range is $1500 max and I would prefer the traditional 35mm lens. Also, I am a student attempting to establish credit so I will be purchasing from a retailer which may or may not mean full price.

1. VC Nokton 35mm 1.4 $629
2. VC Nokton 35mm 1.2 $1300
3. Zeiss 35mm 2.0 Biogon $1000
4. ?????

The 35mm 1.4 interests me because of the size, 1.2 because of speed, and the biogon because I have owned own before and it was very sharp.

Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks folks!
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4. Summicron EX 1699 or Bargain 1299.

http://www.keh.com/Camera/format-35m...c=55943&r=WG&f
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to really confuse you:

4. Summicron-C, 40mm, file to so that 35mm frameline comes up... $665

5. Summicron 90mm, $789.00

http://www.keh.com/Camera/format-35m...c=55943&r=WG&f

So....you'd have a Ralph Gibson special: 35, 50 and 90mm and all crons...
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Until you establish certainty, take the Zeiss 35mm 2.0 Biogon $1000. A good 35/1.4 Summilux pre-asph will cost more than $1500 these days.
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Zeiss, and if you look around you should find it for less then a G-note.
or the 35mm f1.8 Nikkor in ltm mount

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Old 12-12-2011   #6
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Not sure if you can get it from a retailer, but the 35mm f/1.7 Ultron is a superb lens. I bought it after reading Sean Reid's review, and have been very pleased with it, especially in b&w.

It should be cheaper than the other options.

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I currently made the switch to 100% film (call me crazy/wise.) I now have an M6 (non-ttl) and screw mount 50mm collapsible cron. I am really excited to start using film extensively but would need one other lens. A wide/fast/cheap lens (asking a lot.) My price range is $1500 max and I would prefer the traditional 35mm lens. Also, I am a student attempting to establish credit so I will be purchasing from a retailer which may or may not mean full price.

1. VC Nokton 35mm 1.4 $629
2. VC Nokton 35mm 1.2 $1300
3. Zeiss 35mm 2.0 Biogon $1000
4. ?????

The 35mm 1.4 interests me because of the size, 1.2 because of speed, and the biogon because I have owned own before and it was very sharp.

Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks folks!
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How about the Leica 35mm Summarit f/2.5?
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Old 12-13-2011   #8
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Buy the 40/1.4 in the classifieds. Outstanding lens, fits your M6 35mm framelines well.

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The summicrons or get the 35/1.2.
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Version 1 of the CV 35/1.2 is a few $$ less than V2, $1,000.
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Old 12-13-2011   #11
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Buy the 40/1.4 in the classifieds. Outstanding lens, fits your M6 35mm framelines well.

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Haha, I wish! 40 seems too close to the 50mm but maybe Im wrong.

Thanks for all the suggestions. If I could find a good price used/through a dealer I would love a 35 cron.
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