Leica Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux pre-ASPH

brusby

Regular
Mar 1, 2014
Great lens with a dual personality -- pretty sharp stopped down and dreamy wide open. This shot is stopped down to about f2.8 or f4.

It's also a tiny lens, about the same size and weight as the 35mm Summicron v1 or 35mm Summaron.

L1001379_v1 by brusbybrusby, on Flickr

I've posted a few photos taken wide open at f/1.4 on my flickr page in the album Vassanta https://www.flickr.com/photos/brusby/sets/72157648389905393/ which show the alternative character of this lens and the reason I really like it. Because of less well corrected aberrations at that aperture it renders in a nice soft, dreamy style, kind of like a wide angle Noctilux. Even at it's softest, it's still sharp.

Because some of the photos are nudes (hopefully artistic) I thought they might not be appropriate to post here.
 
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brusby

Regular
Mar 1, 2014
Yes, I really like that it's so versatile and permits changing the mood of the shot or session just by changing aperture. No need to swap lenses.
 

Raid

All-Pro
Dec 15, 2011
This lens does very well with color images. It renders colors with a pastel-like view.
 

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