Reviews and Problems with Leica SUMMICRON-M 35mm f/2 ASPH
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Best 35mm lens for street photography
Blue35, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
Excerpt: I am a street photographer who almost exclusively uses rangefinder 35mm focal length lenses. I have tried many different 35mm lens for my various Leica M film and digital cameras. I keep coming back to the Leica 35mm 2.0 Summicron. I think it is the best 35mm rangefinder lens ever made. It is built solid. It is sharp. It is a bit contrasty being an ASPH lens but that's how I like it. It is small and balances the weight of Leica M cameras well.
Excerpt: I picked this lens up for my Leica M(240) to replace a 50mm Summicron as i wanted something wider. I am constantly being surprised by how sharp and amazing the images are from this lens, even wide open
Excerpt: I prefer to shoot 50mm and 75mm. But 35mm offers you more latitude to hand hold in dim light or in tighter spaces. This lens is very easy to use and hence I do agree this is probably the best rangefinder lens to recommend to beginners. I'm not a huge fan of the focussing tab, but on the 35/2 there is sufficient DOF that you never need to worry about super fine focus adjustments...
Excerpt: If you own a Leica M body, this should be first lens you buy. It's sharp, easy to focus, small, light, and did I say it's sharp? I also own the 50mm Summicron. While it's an excellent lens, the 35mm says on my camera 90% of the time.
Summary: A dream to have this lens on my Leica M. Simply perfect, compact, easy of use. Probably the best combo to work on the street with people moving Taking picture with the available light is also very easy with the new M and high iso
Excerpt: Delivers better color neutrality across the frame than the Color Skopar Pancake II I was using, though now I've learned it's probably not the Skopar's fault: <br /><br />http: //chromasoft.blogspot.com/2009/10/vignetting-correction-issues-on-leica.html<br /><br />But in trying Leica 35's to replace the Skopar, I saw something unexpected: this 6-bit version draws much differently than the uncoded 35 cron asph I tried before it.
Excerpt: I bought this lens for my M6. I LOVE the design. It's well made and the focusing is very smooth. Optically the photos are very good. I can only compare it to the Zeiss Biogon 35, which is also very good. I prefer the Leica due to it's slightly smaller size. The lens hood - which comes standard - is effective as well. Not to mention it's also very handsome. When I hold a Leica lens in my hands it's magic.
Excerpt: I purchased this with a Leica MP and use it for general/walk-around photography. The lens is incredibly sharp, and fits nicely on the camera. Focusing is smooth, and provides just the right amount of resistance. I do wish the focusing ring was knurled throughout, instead of only being on the finger notch. I sometimes have trouble with making minor focus adjustments when using the notch. Also, the aperture ring feels "loose" in comparison to the rest of the lens.
Excerpt: Great lens, superb sharpness and mechanical handling. The copy I received had issues with the stiffness/smoothness of the focus ring movement. Aside from that, my only other criticism is the price. There are few lenses that can rival the sharpness of this lens, and none that can touch it in terms of size and construction. A very well-balanced lens if you can afford it.
Excerpt: Having acquired a new Leica M I could afford at this time only one lens for primarily landscape/nature photography. A 35mm lens is a good first lens and it does not disappoint. Wonderful perspective and color redention. The build quality is great and small size supports easy carrying.