Reviews and Problems with Leica SUMMILUX 35mm F1.4
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helps create beautiful pictures
4 weeks ago
Summary: a superb lens. i've used it for 3 years at this point and it's one of my favorites due to its excellent design, focal length (total subjective) and its beautiful rendering. absolutely worth the money.
Excerpt: Bought thIs Leica 35mm summilux asph To use with my Sony A7ii. The lens is really amazing starting with the size and the metal build. Everything fits super snug with the Novuflex adapter. The f/1.4 aperture on the Sony a7ii produce beautiful, clear images with magical bookeah exactly as expected. I'm very happy with my purchase. I will be using the lens on a daily basis for my Colorado Log Home Finishing business to communicate our work with clients.
Summary: I recently bought the Leica M-P 240, there was no question what lens to pair this with for street photography. No one can doubt that Leica have retained the the mantle of producing the finest 35mm lens ever made and this knocks Leica's previous version to the #2 spot. Seen some reviews that suggest it falls of ever so slightly slightly towards the edges at 1.4 but this is more than compensated for by the M-P's advanced electronics.
Summary: I've owned a ton of 35mm lenses. Ultimately this is my favorite one to use on the Leica M (240) because it is fast, sharp, has outstanding build quality, and relatively small. There are some downsides to be aware of: There is some off focus curvature that affects sharpness across a flat target. Google Tim Ashley's review for examples and explanation. Bokeh wide open, especially in the corners, can be harsh; certainly harsher than either version of the Voigtlander 35/1.2.