Zeiss f2.0/35 ZM or Zeiss f2.8/35 ZM

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Zeiss f2.0/35 ZM or Zeiss f2.8/35 ZM

I want to get one of these to use with my M9 but not sure if one is better than the other, besides the one stop difference wide open. Most of the time, I'm at f5.6 or f8 and I rarely shoot wide open or do much night shooting anymore. So my concerns are image and build quality. The 2.8/35 is smaller and a little lighter but both are modern Biogon aspherical designs with the typical Zeiss features. The 2.8/35 ZM also costs several hundred dollars less.I could only find a couple of Youtube reviews of each and there was nothing conclusive to recommend one over the other.

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