Summarit vs Summicron

Started Nov 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Banana Chips™
Banana Chips™ Contributing Member • Posts: 629
Re: Summarit vs Summicron

I have both the 35/2ZM and 35/2ASPH and to be honest it's splitting hairs when it comes to performance.  Ken Rockwell is actually dead on with his assessment of the 35/2's...the ZM actually manages to outresolve the M9 sensor at smaller apertures...not saying that the Leica is's just that the ZM is THAT good.

However, I would strongly advise that get the ZM for now until you can afford the 35FLE.  Yes, it's expensive but other than a lighter wallet you will not regret getting one.

I have no desire to get the new M since I can manage with the M9 + 35FLE.  OK i probably spoke too soon on that...but you get what I mean.

M9 + 35FLE @ f1.4 ISO 1000

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