Excerpts from an S2 comparative test (Summarit 2.5/35mm )

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Irakly Shanidze
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Excerpts from an S2 comparative test (Summarit 2.5/35mm )
Dec 20, 2011

Summarit 35mm turned to be an amazingly sharp lens. I mean, AMAZINGLY. This is the same shot, just a 100% crop. It looks like it was shot with a studio flash, that's kind of sharpness one can find on f/11 shots done with a tripod mounted camera. This one, however, was handheld at f/2.5. Go Leica!

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In reply to Irakly Shanidze, Dec 20, 2011

Irakly,

You're going to get me in trouble with my wife...

Btw, on an unrelated note, the iPhone thinks "Irakly" should be corrected to "Orally"

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I know, my iPhone told me that before
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OK, you have convinced me
In reply to Irakly Shanidze, Dec 20, 2011

Go Leica....:-))

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Re: OK, you have convinced me
In reply to Choi, Dec 20, 2011

Times square is a place where photographers are constantly having their free lunch. So, I wasn't surprised to see a couple of guys with Nikons shooting something totally important. Both of them had two speedlight flashes: one on-camera and another one on the side. I also had a flash. It was in my camera bag and I never had to take it out. Later at home I realized that batteries were not there anyway
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Re: Excerpts from an S2 comparative test (Summarit 2.5/35mm )
In reply to Irakly Shanidze, Dec 20, 2011

beautifully done....who needs flash

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In reply to Irakly Shanidze, Dec 20, 2011

This is the best of your pictures and the lens unchallenged

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In reply to Irakly Shanidze, Dec 20, 2011

That really is a seriously tasty piece of kit. I can see what you mean about it having a different look to the M system. Funnily enough the colours in this shot remind me more of the Noct .95

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Re: Excerpts from an S2 comparative test (Summarit 2.5/35mm )
In reply to steveleicaman, Dec 21, 2011

Just to be a nuisance, I wish the lights weren't so washed out.

S3 perhaps.

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In reply to Irakly Shanidze, Dec 21, 2011

Number one rocks! Lovely color and composition.

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both images are the same picture :))))
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In reply to sung nee, Dec 21, 2011

No, I don't think that S3 would a solution here. No camera in the world can handle 14 stops difference. The only way to do it is to use additional lighting, which wasn't the idea here. This picture was taken as a part of a test of the S2 abilities to deal with available light.
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WOW.. super nice..

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In reply to Irakly Shanidze, Dec 22, 2011

Irakly Shanidze wrote:

both images are the same picture :))))

Irakly, how about that! Come to think about it, I think the lens is way too sharp for female-portraiture (I dislike freckles).

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Hmmm....
In reply to Irakly Shanidze, Dec 23, 2011

While I agree that the image you have posted is lovely, I feel that the M9 can perform comparably......

Here's a shot of the M9 and summarit, full size jpg (sorry for the huge shot). I have seen some remarkable work with the S2, but the crop there was a bit underwhelming to me, maybe due to lower light....

THe Summarit is quite sharp, but so is an M9 with 75 APO Cron....feel free to knock me off my pedestal
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Re: Hmmm....
In reply to ashwinrao1, Dec 27, 2011

underwhelmed in what way?

this is not about sharpness of the lens. rather, it is about a night handheld shot that looks like it was shot with a flash, as it has no motion blur whatsoever.

nobody is going to dispute that a portrait lens renders skin better than a wide angle
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In reply to Leo33, Dec 27, 2011

couldn't agree more: this lens is not for portraits. although, i want to ask you a question: do you think it is actually a portrait? :)))
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Re: Hmmm....
In reply to Irakly Shanidze, Jan 5, 2012

Good point. Well taken...speaking of good portrait lenses, I have a 85 sonnar on the way, and read your review at B&H, which helped to convince me, along with Sean Reid's take....

By the way, I do appreciate all of the work that you do and share with us....
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