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Subject: [Leica] My falling love again with 75 lux
From: richard at (Richard Man)
Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2010 13:39:34 -0800
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Hi Joseph

I try to limit to one lens per focal length per camera (type) :-).
Otherwise, I always just grab the "bestest" lens anyway (hence that Nikkor
50/1.4 is on the block). The current exception is the 50 since, well, while
the 50/1.4 ASPH is the "bestest" len, the Nokton 50/1.1 is just ridiculously
cheap not to own.

I was looking at the replacement for the 90/2 AA I sold last year (to pay
for bills :-( ) and with style of "Chinese calligraphy on top of photo" that
I do, the smooth bokeh is a must. These are from the Zeiss ZM 85/2. (just a test shot:
I think she's on her way to blink here, and the shutter speed is only 1/30)

This is the 75 lux:

I guess while I think the 75 lux and the OM 90/2 have some of the smoothest
bokeh (only tried the 50/1.0 Nocti on your list below), the 85/2ZM is a bit
tamer than the 90/2AA so it's good enough for me.

I suppose the 35/1.4ASPH and the 50/1.4ASPH have the harsh reputation, but
they are fine enough for me, and I just can't imagine taking another 35 when
the ASPH lux is sitting there.

On Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 6:34 AM, Joseph Yao <joseph at> wrote:

> For top notch bokeh, also consider the following:
> Summicron M 35/2.0 (8 and 7 elements)
> Summar 50/2.0
> Summilux M 50/1.4 version 2
> Noctilux 50/1.0
> Summilux R 80/1.4
> Summicron M 90/2.0 pre-ASPH
> Which Zeiss 85/20 are you referring to?  I have the current Zeiss 85/2.0 ZM
> (M mount) lens and I don't think its bokeh is that great.
> Joseph
> On 20/02/2010 7:51 PM, "Richard Man" <richard at> wrote:
> > I think there are only a few other lens that can match the boken of the
> > 75/1.4: the Zeiss 85/2, and the OM 90/2. They are special lenses, treat
> them
> > well :-)
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