Excerpt: I use this on both an M8.2 and M6 and it is by far my favorite lens. On the M6 (or any full-frame digital M) this lens is sharp from corner to corner once stopped down to f/4, but on the M8 with its crop (46mm equivalent) it is tack-sharp everywhere even wide open.
Excerpt: This lens is a terrific starter lens. The 35 mm focal length gives you a great deal of versatility. You can shoot street scenes and landscapes with equal ease. As far as Leica lenses go this one is relatively speaking one of their "budget" lenses but you get a good deal of quality with it.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Small
Excerpt: Having the M6 and now the M8.2, cost forced me acquire and shoot with the Zeiss 50 1.5. Not a bad lens but I had always wanted to experience what I was missing with Leica glass. The fast Summilux and Summicron lenses were at the top of my list but the price has kept those out of my reach.
Excerpt: I used this lens for 3 months and obtained excellent images with a M9. It is a wonderful small lens and extremely sharp. Its exactly what a lens should be small, light and best image quality. 35mm is probably the most versatile focal length and it's the lens I use most.
Excerpt: great lens, i use it on both an MP and an M6. the main reason i wanted a 35mm was to have a lens i could use for everything. i don't enjoy looking like a photographer with a ton of lenses and big ones are not my favorite for what i like to do.