35 Summicron - different versions?
Does anyone have any real idea how the different versions of pre aspherical 35 'crons compare?
Reading CameraQuest the implication is that they improved marginally version to version, an opinion also backed up in Bower's book.
And in a couple of posts at various forums there seems to be a body of opinion that says in ways the pre-asph 'cron is 'softer' or 'nicer' than the asph version.
Erwin Puts has a review of the CV 35 Ultron where he says it is broadly comparable to the pre-asph 35 'cron.
Now I'm just more confused than when I started looking for info!
I have the 35 Ultron, Great lens, but having seen the size of the 'cron I am lusting after smallness - (That brings up an interesting point in itself. Most times blokes are braggin "Mine's bigger than yours" - except in anything technology based, where they brag about how much smaller their's is.......) - Plus there's a bit of Leica lust in there as well, I admit it. The Leica lenses I have and the ones I have fondled, I mean handled, are just soooo smooth and nice.
So - anyone have real world experience with the CV 35's compared with various models of 35 'crons?
The Leica lenses are just too damn exensive to go out and buy just to try.