Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/09

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Subject: Re: [Leica] OT: Canon FD
From: Johnny Deadman <>
Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2001 10:01:25 -0500

on 9/1/01 9:07 am, David E. Strang at wrote:

>> How does the 35/2 compare to the Summicron?  I still don't have a 35mm lens
>> in my arsenal, which is peculiar (given that I shot a Hexar, first version,
>> for years).
> I used a 35f2 Caon for years and loved it. Nice size/weight, smooth and
> quick to
> focus. Image quality: contrasty and good flat field characteristics when
> wide open.
> A very good journalism lens. The Summicron is inferior wide open but after
> f2.8, it
> owns the Canon in every regard.

I really like the 35/2. It blew the pants off my 35/1.4 (pre-asph) at
anything wider than f/4, which is where these lenses tend to get used.
Moreover it focuses MUCH closer than any Leica lens, and you don't have the
parallax problem either. I would say it's a classic, personally.
- -- 
Johnny Deadman