Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/10/12

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Subject: [Leica] Zeiss Normal 50mm f/2 Planar T* ZM
From: wendythurman at (Wendy Thurman)
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 20:53:09 +0500
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The 50/1.4 Summilux is on the way- I've adroitly avoided all the "...yes,
but it's not a Leica" comments :)

Very busy photographing in Provence so am somewhat (uncharacteristically)
quiet for the moment.  Beautiful light here although today the mistral is on
with a vengeance.  I'll put some work up later this evening.


On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 7:48 PM, Tim Gray <tgray at> wrote:

> On Tue  6, Oct'09 at 12:01 PM +0430, Wendy Thurman wrote:
>> Does anyone have any experience with the subject lens?  I am in the market
>> for the Summilux 50/1.4 but it is "Out of Stock" on B&H's website and I
>> felt, that at the price of $692, it would be hard to go wrong with the
>> Zeiss
>> as an interim normal lens (and future backup).
> I've not used the ZM 50/2, but I did have the most recent Leica 50/2 and
> the ZM 35/2.  While the aperture/focusing on the Leica felt a little
> smoother, I can't say that was because it was made better.  I liked the ZM
> 35/2 more than the Leica 50/2.  I know it's a different focal length, but 
> if
> the ZM 50/2 is anything like there 35/2, I'd say it's well worth the $692
> you might pay for it. Better yet, buy it used and sell it if/when you buy a
> 50/1.4, and you might not lose any money at all.  I bought my Summicron for
> less than $600 and had no problems getting the same price for it when I 
> sold
> it.
> From what I hear, the ZM 50/2 is an excellent lens.  It's very flare
> resistant, which the Summicron was not.  Though, to be honest, I ended up
> selling both the Summicron and the 35/2 for a 50 Summilux ASPH and haven't
> regretted it once.
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In reply to: Message from wendythurman at (Wendy Thurman) ([Leica] Zeiss Normal 50mm f/2 Planar T* ZM)
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