Old 05-22-2017   #41
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35mm Elmar 3.5 ... tiny and very old fashioned in results. Interesting when used on digital.
Any picture jsrockit? I've used only on b/w on my Leicas, but got curious about your comment.


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Old 05-22-2017   #42
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Any picture jsrockit? I've used only on b/w on my Leicas, but got curious about your comment.
Sorry, but no unfortunately. It's been a long time since I used it and I can't for the life of me remember which images it would have been. I'm going from memory on what I had thought about it at the time. All I can say it that my copy was not really that sharp wide open and had plenty of corner softness... but it could work at times to soften harsh digital M8/M9 files at times.
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Now, all of these are excellent lenses, as are all of the lenses that have previously been mentioned so you're only getting opinions from folks who prefer a lens for one reason or another, but none is the "best."
In my opinion though, my favorite of all these lenses is the UC Hexanon.
Why is it the best?
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Why is it the best?
It's not the "best," as there is none. This is all subjective, according to the user's preference. I preferred the UC Hexanon because of the way it renders an image and the extraordinary build quality.

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Some I've owned or used...

Favorite: Zeiss C-Biogon 2.8 - just a great great lens for the money and the last M 35mm I had ever owned.

Zeiss Biogon f/2 - perfectly fine but a little larger than I liked for a 35mm M lens

Cheap: CV 2.5 - great size and price, but kind of generic

CV 1.4 Nokton... great size and speed... but can show focus shift.

CV 35mm 1.7 ... underrated.
35mm Elmar 3.5 ... tiny and very old fashioned in results. Interesting when used on digital.

35mm summaron 2.8... excellent low contrast lens for color

MS optical 35mm 3.5... tiny and cool, but expensive for the quality.

Borrowed: Nikon 35mm f1.8 LTM lens... magical wide open. However, focuses the opposite way to M lenses.

Canon 35mm f/2 - Overrated.
!!!!! Magical?? You calling a lens magical???!!!! Now I really need to find a Nikon 35mm 1.8
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!!!!! Magical?? You calling a lens magical???!!!! Now I really need to find a Nikon 35mm 1.8
In this one case, there is something special about that lens. Whether it'll matter is another question though.
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In this one case, there is something special about that lens. Whether it'll matter is another question though.
Annndddd... theres the Jsrockit I know. Normal service has resumed
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Sorry, but no unfortunately. It's been a long time since I used it and I can't for the life of me remember which images it would have been. I'm going from memory on what I had thought about it at the time. All I can say it that my copy was not really that sharp wide open and had plenty of corner softness... but it could work at times to soften harsh digital M8/M9 files at times.
Sound just like my copy. Will get an M to EOS 6d adapter and give it a try.

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I just bought a CZJ Prakticar 35/2.4 (Flektogon) for my new Praktica B200.

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I bought my 35/2 Nikkor for my SLR from the Leica Store. Really good lens. I think it is because it came from the Leica Store.
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I shot all of these with the 35mm f2.8 Biogon with Tri-X film and Leica M6.
The contrast looks really high, almost like it's clipping the black, is that normal for this lens?
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I bought my 35/2 Nikkor for my SLR from the Leica Store. Really good lens. I think it is because it came from the Leica Store.
I love my 35mm f/2.0 Nikkor lens. It's my best 35/2 lens that fits on my Nikons.

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