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Old 12-15-2009   #26
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35/2.8 Zuiko in the Olympus XA. Yeah it vignettes, but it's sharp as hell and has unmistakeable character!
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Old 12-20-2009   #27
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I haven't used enough 35 lenses to have a favorite, but I like the lower contrast look of the Canon 35/2.8.





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Are they the same?
Old 12-20-2009   #28
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Cool Are they the same?

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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 =)
Are you sure? Internet rumor & myth says that the v2 & v3 are optically the same.

Does anyone know for sure?

My 35mm collection, and I like all of them.
Canon 35/2.8, all chrome, 34mm filters
Canon 35mm/3.5 S.C. for my Canon EF. Deadly sharp.
Konica 35mm/2.0 UC-Hexanon. Enough said.

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Old 12-20-2009   #29
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Canon 35mm f1.4L without a doubt.





Everything a perfect 35mm should be.
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Old 12-20-2009   #30
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Are you sure? Internet rumor & myth says that the v2 & v3 are optically the same.

Does anyone know for sure?
Yes. Lager does, and internet rumor is wrong . While Leitz has not published any difference, Lager remarks that the v3 (starting at 2461001) has entry and exit pupils of different size than v2, therefore is optically different (both have 6 elements).
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Old 12-21-2009   #31
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35mm is not my favorite focal length. Right now I have only the Summilux ASPH on the M6 and the UC-Hexanon on the R-D1. And I have the 40/2 on the OM-1 (anybody want to buy a nice Zuiko 35/2?). The only other 35 that tempts me right now is the Nokton 35/1.2 but who knows? Maybe someday I will see the light and replace some 50mm lenses with 35mm.
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Old 12-21-2009   #32
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I've got 35s with the 1.2 Nokton and the 2.5 skopar PII--the nokton obviously produces wonderfully:


I have been considering selling all and getting a 35 lux aspherical. All includes the 50 cron v6, hex 28 2.8, and cv 35mm 1,2 and 2,5s. I use 35mm lenses most of the time and seem to talk myself into using the other lengths because I have them. I will soon lose printing time as well and likely get another digital Nikon setup soon, so one lens with the leica would be nice. But justifying trading all these toys for one is very difficult...
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Old 12-21-2009   #33
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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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Old 12-21-2009   #34
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There are so many great 35s that I look for other factors, such as size. I shot with the 35 Lux ASPH for years but gave it up in favor of the 35 Lux pre-asph. My style just called for something more compact & pocketable.
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Old 12-21-2009   #35
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I have tried a couple of 35mm lenses but still prefer 50mm. The 35mm lenses that I own and use are my all-time favorite 35mm Summilux-M pre-ASPH:

(@ f/1.4 with vignetting from an E39 filter)


and the tiny 3.5cm Summaron 1:3.5 in LTM:

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Old 12-21-2009   #36
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That is a very beautiful portrait !!

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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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The Nokton 35/1.2 lives at the interface between light and dark, where life is. Sharpness, character, contrast, bokeh, and speed works for me...
















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Old 12-27-2009   #38
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The Nokton 35/1.2 lives at the interface between light and dark, where life is. Sharpness, character, contrast, bokeh, and speed works for me...
















i'm convinced! isn't that the biggest one they make?
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Old 12-27-2009   #39
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Mine has to be Leica's 35mm f1.4 preASPH.
Small, tact sharp when stopped down and quirky wide open....just how i like it.
Works great with B & W and Color




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Old 12-27-2009   #40
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Mine has to be Leica's 35mm f1.4 preASPH.
Small, tact sharp when stopped down and quirky wide open....just how i like it.
Works great with B & W and Color




Quirkiness I like

Anybody rooting for the CV 35/1.4?
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Old 12-27-2009   #41
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I like any of my 35s. The CV 35 PII is microscopic, the Biogon faster and amazing in the corners with a very clean look. I have a summarit too and thats a very smooth and gentle lens with more modest contrast. In all honesty though, for docu work, the difference in the end result (print) is not much to write home about. I can work with any happily and will probably give one the chop in time, but having spares is handy as this is the one FL I cannot do without. The little CV is just amazing when one considers the cost.
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Old 12-27-2009   #42
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35mm has been a long-time favorite focal length, starting with my v.1 Summicron, purchased new. Then the f/1.4 Nokton, f/2 Biogon ZM, Summilux ASPH, and most recently a goggled f/2.8 Summaron to use on the M2. I like them all but have been using the Biogon and Summilux the most. Another favorite "35" is the lovely f/2.8 75mm Aspheric for Pentax 67.
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Old 12-28-2009   #43
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i'm convinced! isn't that the biggest one they make?

Yes. I don't mind the size of the lens. To achieve the speed and performance, the lens has to be of a certain minimum size - there is no free lunch. I will take the performance and will not whine about the size of the lens.
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This one is nice..
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This one is nice..

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mark-beltran-is-great/


This one is great....
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Old 01-06-2010   #45
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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?








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Old 01-14-2010   #46
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Coelacanth, Mark-b:

Do you guys regularly shoot with a lens hood? Do you get much vignetting with it on? I have a v.2 Summicron and I got some 'unwanted' vignetting on a couple of rolls I shot this summer and I know I had my lens hood on. Just wondering what your experience was. Thanks!
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Old 01-14-2010   #47
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The f3.5 Summaron or Canon f2.8. Images are very similar with the Canon perhaps better to the edges.

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Old 01-14-2010   #48
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What hood are you using, Steven, on your v.2 Summicron? I use the 12585H vented hood on my v.1 and have never seen any vignetting caused by it.
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I've had vignetting with 35/2 v3 and 12585 (and a filter).

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Now that I look at it...the hood could be it, Doug.
It's 12538 and it appears to be for the 50mm Summicron.
I never gave it a thought because I bought the lens and hood together.
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