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: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 17:44:58 -0400

> 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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Mark William Rabiner

In reply to: Message from tgray at (Tim Gray) ([Leica] Zeiss Normal 50mm f/2 Planar T* ZM)