I did a trade with the charming Vieri Botazzini, and ended up with a 25mm zeiss biogon (which I did want) and a 50mm f1.5 zeiss sonnar (which I thought I didn't). Still, we went for a 5 day trip to Tuscany for the boss's birthday, and I thought I'd use these two lenses to give them a proper tryout.
the results of the trip can be found here:
I had obviously read Sean Reid's excellent write up on the 50 sonnar, and it turned out to be a real love affair; wide open it's like a poor man's noctilux:
Closed down just a little it behaves rather like the 50 'cron (which got left at home), and is as sharp as a pin:
The 25mm is less surprising - it has the high contrast zeiss look, but it was lovely in the constrained space in the little hill villages (this photo was taken in Montisi)
The only other lens I took on the trip was the trusty 75 'cron - I love this lens for close up work, but also for it's relatively small size and crisp feel:
I hope you enjoyed these, the three lenses made for a versatile and very lightweight setup.
I'll post a link to another recent trip with quite a different set of lenses in the next day or so.