In search of the ideal 35mm lens

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Michael Everett
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In search of the ideal 35mm lens
May 13, 2012

I find 35mm the ideal focal length for my style of shooting on the Nex 7, and I prefer MF. I have several: Two Canon F2 thoriums, one FDn f2, a Zeiss Flexagon 2.4, and a Voigtlander Color Skopar f 2.5. So what's wrong?

The Canons are by far the sharpest, but they are big and the thoriums especially heavy. Neither the Voigtlander nor the Flexagon has as good IQ.

I like the size of the Voigtlander, but am disappointed in the IQ. My question, I have the old screw-mount version. Is the newer m-mount one any better, or should I expect the same results?

I would like small, sharp, and fast. Sharp is a must for the 7, the other two depends on how much compromise.

One final thought: A Leica Summicron is out of my price range.

Michael

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