The Zeiss 35mm f/2 ZM Biogon T* on Sony A7R

The Zeiss 35mm f/2 ZM Biogon T*.  This is  small but not insubstantial lens for Leica M mount. I use this on my Sony A7R as well as my Leica M-P.  And I love it. There is a perennial debate about this lens vs the Leica 35mm summicron.  I’m not going to go into a technical debate here. Ken Rockwell and Steve Huff have written about this. Personally, for my needs, the Zeiss is all I want. I also have the Leica 35 1.4 Summilux, which is just sensational but the Zeiss comes really close for a tiny fraction of the cost.  Very often, when I just want to carry one lens, I find myself reaching for the Zeiss for its light weight and sensational 3D pop, color and contrast.  The Leica summilux scores on build quality, 1 stop advantage and the smoothness of out of focus transitions.

I love how the focus transitions on this image. And who wouldn’t love an Alpaca!
Zeiss Alpaca

The sharpness and contrast on this image are so beautiful.
Zeiss Doorway

And finally, here is the Zeiss color! This Peruvian girl is making natural dyes.
Zeiss Girl with Dye

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