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Leica SUMMICRON-M 35mm f/2 ASPH
8.7 out of 10

Leica SUMMICRON-M 35mm f/2 ASPH

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Leica 35mm f/2 SUMMICRON-M ASPH

Ken Rockwell
8 July 2015
  • Conclusion: Want a perfect medium lens? It doesn't get any better than this LEICA 35mm f/2 ASPH. The only reason not to get this lens is that once you do, you'll never have any real reason to go lens shopping again. You'll finally be able to just go out and shoot for a change.
  • Pros: Just about anything. You could spend a lifetime shooting with this 35mm lens and never need another. This is an ideal medium focal-length lens. It's a slightly wide normal, or a very weak wide angle. Most disposable and fixed point-and-shoot cameras use this same focal length because of its unive...
  • Cons: There isn't anything this lens doesn't do well, so if I have to find something, you might want to use a camera other than the M3 because the M3's magnificent high-magnification finder won't cover this 35mm lens. With the M3, and only the M3, you'd need to use a silly shoe-mounted accessory 35mm v...
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Overall 8

Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH.

PC Magazine
13 August 2014
  • Conclusion: The Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. is a sharp, compact wide-angle lens for rangefinder cameras, and it comes with a Leica price tag.
  • Pros: Compact. Very, very sharp from f/2.8. Edge-to-edge clarity when stopped down. Minimal distortion.
  • Cons: Expensive. Soft edges at f/2. Manual focus only.
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Overall 7
Value for money 3
Overall quality 7
Build quality 10

Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH - Review / Test Report

12 May 2013
  • Conclusion: The Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH is a very nice lens, that delivers amazing sharpness in the image center, but impresses a lot less at the image borders and corners, at least in terms of sharpness. Vignetting is fairly pronounced wide open and also on a rather high level stopped down.
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