I just got a 35mm Summilux, just wondering if anyone here has used one and if they have any example pics. From what I have read it was made as a purposely low contrast lens in order to get decent pics from high contrast situations. Also have read about easy flare ups. Any thoughts on the lens? Pointers?
The original 35mm Summilux is only a low contrast lens wide open, and to a lesser extent at f/2. By f/2.8 its performance is essentially identical to the 4th gen. Summicron. I doubt the low contrast was intentional...it was probably just the best Leitz could do at the time. Accepting the fact that wide-open performance is a bit soft and flare-y as well as low in contrast it's a pretty darn good lens.