35-40mm lens Need Advice- Analysis Paralysis- CV, Leica, Oly...

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35-40mm lens Need Advice- Analysis Paralysis- CV, Leica, Oly...
Nov 10, 2011

New NEX-5N user here. I'm having a great time with the camera, especially in low light. The kit lens is fine for general shooting but I want another lens thats a bit more specialized for street photography and portraits. I really love that Leica 3D-type look but don't want to pay the Leica price.

I'm not quite understanding how focus shift would affect me, and if it would be an issue with focus peaking. I will spend up to $600. Thse are on my list:

Leitz Summicron R 35mm f/2 (is this a winner?)
Olympus Pen F 38mm 1.8 (will it keep up with modern lenses?)
Voigtlander 35mm 1.4 (I know very little)
Voigtlander 40mm 1.4 (better or worse than the 35mm length?)
Rokinon/Samyang 35mm 1.4 (is it that good, worth carrying a heavy lens?)
Sony 35mm 1.8 (good but very cheaply built?)
Nikkor 35mm AI f/2 (I saw good bokeh, didn't like contrast & colors)

Sony Alpha NEX-5N
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