Leica or Carl Zeiss Lenses?

Started Dec 20, 2011 | Discussions thread
efix Senior Member • Posts: 2,028
Re: Leica or Carl Zeiss Lenses?

As others said, I guess in the end it is either a question of personal preference, or of money. For me, it's a mix of both. I could afford one Leica lens, but then I would have to restrict myself to one focal length. Tried it once, didn't work for me. So for the same money, I got two Zeiss lenses plus one Voigtländer lens - the CV 15/4.5, the CZ 28/2.8 and the CZ 50/2. All three are excellent lenses.

Personally, I find the rendering of Zeiss lenses very pleasing. They have strong contrast, bold, warm colours, extraordinary micro contrast and that legendary "3D pop" that is caused by the way the lens renders the transition from in-focus areas to out-of-focus areas. This was the other reason for me to get Zeiss glass. And I'm very happy with the decision
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