Excerpt: This is a great lens. Color is good, resolution sharp, build is top notch. I like everything about this lens. I give it 4 stars only because it doesn't have the 6 bit coding for Leica (set manually for 24/2.8) and the lens cap could be improved. The glass itself is great.
Pros: Consistent Output, Great color, Lightweight, Strong Construction, Very Sharp
Excerpt: I use Zeiss exclusively for my Leicas. (I have nothing against Leica lenses except the price.) The 25mm is a wonderful lens. I favor wides, so the 25 is like a 35 for me. If you not into wides very much the 25 may be a good choice for you.
Excerpt: I'm using this on my Olympus E-PL5 as my normal lens, and the results are great. Sharp, contrasty, with a lot of depth to the photos. Build quality is perfect, it's a precision instrument. Focus is smooth with no play. The silver version is really attractive and easy to read.
Excerpt: After using this lens, I sold my tri-elmar 28-35-50mm. Don'tget me wrong, the tri-elmar 28-35-50mm is a must have. G read the review on it. But comparing the image, I can't help but taking the trouble of switching between this Biogm 25mm and Summicron 50mm.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This is a great lens for use with the Leica M8 camera. But you need to encode it as a 24mm Leica Elemarit. Once encoded, with a 46mm IR/Cut filter in place, the colors are vibrant and beautiful. Without the encoding and IR/Cut filter, the colors are somewhat off.
Excerpt: This is my fourth Zeiss ZM lens and is top-notch as are the others. Mechanical and image quality is simply great.I really like the Zeiss "look". I use this wide angle for close-in, crowded, pre-focused street photography and for scenics. Sharpness and color rendering is superb.
Pros: Accurate, Great depth of field, Small and light, Strong Construction