Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/06/02

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 35 1.4 vs 35 2 ASPH was Summicron 2/35 pre-asph answers
From: John Collier <>
Date: Fri, 02 Jun 2000 21:35:31 -0600

From what I have read the short answer is, that for all practical purposes,
it is just one stop faster.

John Collier

I have the Summilux and the only way you could get it from me is to pry it
out of my cold dead hands,

> From:
> But does the 35 2 ASPH have these same good virtues? I know the shallow dof
> of the 1.4 does have advantages, but is that worth $1000?? Question
> the 35 2 just as good as the 1.4 OTHER than the extra stop? If so, then all I
> have to decide is if the extra speed (and weight) is worth it. Or am I
> missing something?