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Exceptional fast Zeiss 35mm rangefinder camera lens,
This review is from: Zeiss 35mm f/2 Biogon T* ZM MF Lens for Zeiss Ikon & Leica M Cameras (Silver) (Accessory)
Having had the privilege of borrowing this lens from Zeiss USA's office in early November, 2007, I was immediately taken by its superb contrast and resolution. Indeed, it offers far more contrast than any 35mm Summicron lens I have used before, including the current 35mm f2 ASPH Summicron-M lens. Moreover, its bokeh is far more pleasing than what I have seen from the current Summicron lens. I had the opportunity of testing this lens with Kodak's new, improved TMAX 400 film; the images made with this combination are some of the most contrasty ones I have ever made using a 35mm lens. So I have no reservations at all in recommending this lens as the perfect one lens, one camera combination with a Leica M rangefinder camera, Zeiss Ikon rangefinder, Voigtlander Bessa series rangefinder, or any other M-mount rangefinder camera. Indeed, it may offer the best price/performance ratio I have seen in a Zeiss M-mount lens (or any Leica M-mount lens period), and should be considered seriously by anyone looking for a viable alternative to a used or new 35mm Leica Summicron lens (I would recommend the 35mm f2 ASPH Summicron-M lens before this one to anyone only if you think you will be photographing often wide open at f2, since the Biogon's performance wide open is slightly inferior to the Summicron's.).
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Initial post: Aug 8, 2010 8:54:17 PM PDT
Hi, did you have to 6-bit code it for a M8/9? I'm thinking about getting this one too, but ot sure if coding is really necessary. Thanks.
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