few weeks ago i sold my 50mm cron to get a 35mm cron ASPH for proper landacape photos and street stuff. So far so good, it does the job.
But i found out that 35mm is not exactly a good everyday lens for me, and most of all not for my style of people photography.
I‘m not sure if i should get a Summicron again (vers. 4) i think, or the Voigtlander Nokton ASPH.
The only thing that scares me about the Voigtlander is:
it‘s not a Leica lens.
I really like the bokeh and look of the images shot with the lens, but what about the sharpness?
I like sharp images. A lot... The Cron was sharp as a Hattori Hanso blade, but it‘s a lot more expesive, and max. aperture is 2.0...
Yes you can buy the Voigtlander, it will have its beauties. But in the end you want a Leica, this is not only what you write here but happens to the majority here. Besides, you can’t compare the Nokton with a 2.0. You can’t compare Summiluxes with Summicrons either, it’s another style mostly.
I must say that my experiences with the Summicron iv or v speak in favor of the iv. Not sure if it’s the hood, could well be, but it just has more bite. Not unimportant for B&W. But in the end I ended up with the Elmar50 collapsible, even sharper than the Summicron
Edited by otto.f, 12 October 2017 - 17:59.