Leica Showcase Leica 35mm f/2.0 Summicron version 4

brusby

Regular
Mar 1, 2014
18

Testing Sony A7II and Leica 35mm Summicron v4. This is a hand held shot at f4, taken while walking to a local coffee shop. For the lovely blend of compactness and speed I find I'm grabbing the 35mm Summicron v4 most often. It's tiny and still useably sharp wide open.

Here in New Orleans there are almost no straight lines and nothing much is square. If you look closely you can probably see signs of where I removed some ugly power lines.



_DSC0284-538-1 by brusbybrusby, on Flickr
 

Mijo

Veteran
Apr 11, 2013
28
San Francisco
I've been eyeing this lens for a while, and almost purchased it a few times when I see it and it's coded. It's hard for me to justify the purchase when I already have the 35mm lux FLE, but the images above are like kryptonite.
 

brusby

Regular
Mar 1, 2014
18
Mijo, I had the same dilemma 'cause I've got the 35mm lux FLE too, but for compactness and portability I can't think of another Leica lens that's better than this lens except maybe the 35mm lux pre-asph. But the pre-asph lux is a little soft until it's stopped down a bit; great for portraits but not optimum for architectural stuff wide open.
 

rayvonn

All-Pro
Jan 19, 2015
124
B&W + colour examples of this lens. It's pre asph, not multi coated, has to be carefully used against the sun (you will not get those nice sunstars), but it's still a Summicron and is tiny, the smallest Summicron I believe. Really happy I got this last year.

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rayvonn

All-Pro
Jan 19, 2015
124
Very nice. Intriguing (says the technerd I am) that the aperture is indicated as f/1.7.
Happens regularly. Somewhere between the electronics in the camera and the file being treated in PS, there’s a guesstimate going on with the assessment of the aperture. But it was shot at F2.
 
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mike3996

Veteran
Apr 2, 2018
104
Very nice. Intriguing (says the technerd I am) that the aperture is indicated as f/1.7.
Happens regularly. Somewhere between the electronics in the camera and the file being treated in PS, there’s a guesstimate going on with the assessment of the aperture. But it was shot at F2.
You would think that since the body knows it's a Summicron it can't be faster than f/2 👾
 

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