Reviews and Problems with Carl Zeiss Biogon T* 2/35 ZM
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AcroAv8r, B&H Photo
3 February 2014
Excerpt: I am not sure why I waited in buying the Zeiss lenses. I loved the Contax G lenses and it only made sense. Right now, I have this attached to a Leica M2. It's movements are pretty smooth and the image quality lives up to its name.<br /><br />You'll love it.
Excerpt: I use this lens with a Sony Nex-6, so my comments are strictly from that point of view. The lens has been on the camera now for 8 months. It's been used for portraits, street shooting and landscapes and has performed flawlessly. <br />Distortion is virtually non-existent. The rendering is lifelike and natural, along with crisp sharpness in the corners and pleasing bokeh.
Pros: Durable, Excellent ergonomics, Nice Bokeh, Quality build, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I bought this lens and a 50mm f/2 Planar to replace a 50+ year old 50mm f/1.5 Summarit on my Leica M2. The Zeiss lenses are outstanding in quality and they are, in my opinion, every bit as good as Leitz lenses and much less expensive too. Focusing is smooth but tends to be a little "stiff" in cold weather. Image quality, even wide open, is outstanding.
Excerpt: What I love about this lens is the nice warm Zeiss coloring. And as a BIG plus, it is easier to prefocus and shoot quickly than it's Leica equivalent, not to mention, a much better price.<br /><br />I owned the Leica 35mm f/2, and while it produced more of the expected Leica bokeh wide open, it was very finicky to focus and one really had to concentrate for dead on accuracy or focus would be soft.
Pros: Compact, Easy to Use, Great Picture Quality, Lightweight
Excerpt: This lens is an excellent option for any M Mount camera. The f2 max aperture is fast enough to be used indoors when paired with 400ISO film. Much of my formal photography involves repeating patterns or lines that run fully across the photo and this lens shows negligible distortion in such situations. The field of view also lends itself well to more modern styles such as street photography and environmental portraiture.
Conclusion: Har fotograferat med Biogon T* 2/35 ZM under ett tag, samt fått hjälp med en liten jämförandetest av en god vän.
Vi jämförde Biogonen med en Summicron 2/35 IV.
Biogonen är bättre på alla bländare.
(Nu är ju Biogonen tillverkad på 2000-talet det måste man säga till Leicas försvar)
Så har du det här objektivet, så är resten upp till dig som fotograf.
Här finns den skärpa du behöver! Och kanske litet till! ;)
Passningen på en M Leica är perfekt! Mekaniken känns mycket bra!
Pros: Skärpan på objektivet och det mekaniska utförandet!
Cons: Kan vara att det är en blå plupp istället för en röd plupp på objektivet när man skall siktar in objektivet i objektivfattningen på kameran! ;)