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Leica Showcase 7Artisans 35mm f/2

Dec 29, 2013
124
Switzerland
I had a blast today checking out my latest M mount lens, the 7Artisans 35mm f/2.

I must say I'm impressed; while it's of course no equal to more expensive lenses, it's a pretty good lens - and I enjoy the results. I also shot with two of my other 35mm M mount lenses, the Voigtländer 35mm f/1.4 Nokton Classic M.C. and the Zeiss Biogon C 35mm f/2.8. The 7Artisans beats the Voigtländer in terms of sharpness and correction at equivalent apertures (except for distortion; there is CA and soap bubble bokeh, but it's nowhere near as rampant and wild as with the Voigtländer). The Zeiss is superior, with great sharpness, contrast and colour, but it's also a smidgen bigger and one stop slower. All in all, the little 7Artisans is a pleasant surprise.


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For comparison's sake, here's one from the Zeiss.

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PP with darktable, more or less identical (same workflow, some slightly different values).

M.
 
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Oops. I will post with images from this 7a lens on this thread from now on. My last posts with the 7a 35/2 ended up on the showcase thread I started for the XF mount 25mm f1.8. Sorry, Matt. I forgot you started this thread for the lens.
Both are excellent lenses. ;-)
. . . David
 
Dec 29, 2013
124
Switzerland
Oops. I will post with images from this 7a lens on this thread from now on. My last posts with the 7a 35/2 ended up on the showcase thread I started for the XF mount 25mm f1.8. Sorry, Matt. I forgot you started this thread for the lens.
Both are excellent lenses. ;-)
. . . David
No worries, David - I'm happy for you to join it! For X mount, the 25mm f/1.8 is quite an interesting near equivalent, I guess ...

M.
 

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