Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/08/31

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Subject: RE: [Leica] 2/35mm Cannon LTM
From: Dante Stella <>
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 18:48:06 -0400 (EDT)


	I have both thre 35/2 pre ASPH and the 35/2 Canon.  There are big
differences in some particulars:

(1) The Canon is built heavier and has no focusing lever
(2) The Canon has no half-stops (may not be an issue) and is more
resistant to accidental changes
(3) Canon aperture setting is visible in the viewfinder of some cameras
lime the Hexar RF, due to its 2 o'clock position
(4) Canon is better at separating highlights
(5) Summicron is better at separating shadows
(6) Summicron has better bokeh
(7) Canon has higher contrast (hotter) and more apparent sharpness

I keep both.  The Canon is a fine lens, at 1/2 of a Summicron's price.

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Dante Stella

On Thu, 31 Aug 2000, Jem Kime wrote:

> William,
> I used one for several years and thoroughly reccomend it. I bought it after 
> having had a 35 Summilux stolen and couldn't see any degradation in the 
> images. It was replaced by a 35 Summicron though, again, I couldn't see any 
> change in the picture quality.
> Good ergonomics, small. light, but easy to hold, though without a focusing 
> tab which some folks prefer. There was only one optical version, if there 
> were two slight variants it would only have been the engraving style.
> Strange filter size though, 40mm.
> regards,
> Jem
> -----Original Message-----
> From:	William Gower []
> Dear LUG
> On or off list - I'd be interested in hearing opinions regarding the LTM
> Cannon 35mm F2.
> Are there certain versions of the Cannon 2/35 that I should be on the
> lookout for ?
> Thanks
> William