Leica 35mm Lens - Biogon 2.0 vs 2.8 vs Summaron vs Voigtlander 1.4

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malabito Senior Member • Posts: 1,926
Leica 35mm Lens - Biogon 2.0 vs 2.8 vs Summaron vs Voigtlander 1.4

Hi guys, I am looking for a 35mm lens to get for my leica m. Currently I have a 28 elmerit and a 50 summilux pre asph. Will love to get the 35mm summi as well, but is out of the question. I been doing a lot of research, but still not sure about what to get.

Biogon 2.8, amazing performance, portable, but only 2.8 not enough separation and light gathering.

Biogon, not as stellar as the 2.8, but is 2.0 :). Sadly considerably bigger in size.

Summaron, 2.8 and 3.5, can't seem to find one in good condition, and think the other options have better quality

voigt 1.4, portable and 1.4, but from what I read the zeiss are much better.

Any insight you can give me will be highly appreciated, I don't have how to test equipment before buying.

I will be shooting environmental portraits as documentary kind of shooting. Here is my flickr to have an idea, www.flickr.com/malabito

 malabito's gear list:malabito's gear list
Leica Q Fujifilm X70 Leica M Typ 240 Leica Elmarit-M 28mm f/2.8 ASPH Leica APO-Summicron-M 75mm f/2 ASPH +8 more
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