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Old 12-04-2009   #1
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Smile Your favorite 35mm glass?

I'd like to know what you're using and why you like (or love) it.
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Old 12-04-2009   #2
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My favorite 35mm lens is Summicron 35/2 v3 which seems to be the least popular in all Summicron 35/2 generations. Mine is at Sherry's at the moment and I'm dying to start using it again.


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Old 12-04-2009   #3
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CV 35/1.2 Nokton

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Old 12-04-2009   #4
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I use 3 35mm lenses: Nokton 1.2, Biogon 2.0 and Summaron 2.8. The Nokton is the low light king, the Biogon is the lens I take on my ZI if I only can have one camera one lens combo, and the Summaron is the lens I use if I go around shooting street or landscape in good light.

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Old 12-05-2009   #5
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Coelacanth, the v3's bokeh isn't anything like what one would get from the v2 Summicron.

kxl, i like that Nokton!

mfogiel, between the biogon and the summaron, it's a toss-up. i'd give a slight nod towards the biogon =)
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I tend to be more of a 50 person than a 35 person. That said, I've owned a few 35's. I'm probably happier overall with my current 35/2.5 Skopar than with any.



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Old 12-05-2009   #7
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I'm "seeing" what u mean, William, about that nice Skopar
For me, the 35mm is my "normal." Here's a photo from my favorite 35mm, the v4 Summicron:
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Old 12-05-2009   #8
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Hi Mark

I have a strong affinity for Zeiss optics, especially for color.
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Hi Mark

I have a strong affinity for Zeiss optics, especially for color.

Hi Andre, good to see u here also! am fond of Zeiss as wel. i'm putting the 35mm F2 Zeiss Biogon T on my Xmas wishlist =) ...wouldn't hurt to try!

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35/3.5 summaron ltm and 35/2 cron type 1
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Old 12-06-2009   #11
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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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Old 12-06-2009   #12
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Pre-asph summilux. Light, sharp (not at 1.4 of course), nice bokeh:
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CV Ultron 35mm f/1.7

I like it because it's not too contrasty and performs very well at f/2 for low light too. Plenty examples of my Flickr pages (click picture above.)

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For me, it's the 35 pre-asph lux, even wide open. Not technically perfect, but I like the results.



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The Canon 35/2. It's very compact, a great performer in color and b&w, and 1/4-1/3 the price of any Summicron.



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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.
Me, too. Vintage color look on film as well. Believe this was Reala 100:



And of course the 35/1.4 SC



These are my only 35mm lenses. Well, I also have an MC copy of the Nokton



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Roland, that first image is smashing with the muted colours!!! Looks like a still image from a Fellini movie
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Old 12-06-2009   #18
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M-Hexanon 35/2 is a very good lens:


but CV Nokton 35/1.2 is my favorite still:


with CV 35/1.7 Ultron and 40/2 Minolta Rokkor not far behind them.
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Old 12-06-2009   #19
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Thanks, Thomas !

Krosya,

it only occured to me recently that the 35/1.7 might be optically derived from the M-Hex 35/2. Since you own both, would be great to see a comparison

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Old 12-06-2009   #20
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Well, I suppose I could do that when time permits. But I'd like to know what would you like to see in it? Sharpness, bokeh? Give me some ideas.
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Old 12-06-2009   #21
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Yeah. Something like your first shot, with both lenses at f2 would be great ...

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Old 12-06-2009   #22
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Love the cv 35/2.5.
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Nikkor 35/1.8 gets another vote. Paints classic looks, fast and not too big.

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This is cheating a bit but I recently bought the Nikon 35mm f2 AF ( for SLRs of course-and thats where the cheating comes in from this forums viewpoint at least.)

And I am kinda taken by its nice rendering and pretty acceptable bokeh. Mind you I must confess thatt he following (taken this weekend) has had a little help from Mr Photoshop to soften the color and sharpness a little. But at the end of the day its still a pretty nice photo taken with that lens. Shot wide open it demonstrates pleasant bokeh.

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35mm is my favorite focal length.

For sharpness and "grit," an old Nikkor-S 35/2.8 is hard to beat:

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