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    Question Summarit 35/2.4

    Anyone has it? Would appreciate seeing some samples. I am interested in this lens for use on a MM and my Sony A7r and it is just a few hundred Euros more than the old version (and so much cuter! ).

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    Re: Summarit 35/2.4

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Anyone has it? Would appreciate seeing some samples. I am interested in this lens for use on a MM and my Sony A7r and it is just a few hundred Euros more than the old version (and so much cuter! ).
    I have a Summarit 35/2.5 but I assume you like to hear and see about the new Version? ... I dont expect too much difference though.

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    Re: Summarit 35/2.4

    I know, Tom. Thanks.

    I am not interested in the old lens.

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    Re: Summarit 35/2.4

    Optically, I'd think the performance would be hard to discern between the two. I had the older version and foolishly sold it.

    The price of the new version is offset by the fact it includes a hood now instead of the exorbitantly priced accessory hood for the old version. And it uses what my other lenses use, 46mm filters.

    If your keen, I think it's bound to be a winner, though not available yet in North America to my knowledge.

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    Re: Summarit 35/2.4

    Thanks, Segedi.

    I suspect the new design is different optically as well.

    Buying a new Leica lens (though a lowly placed one like the Summarit M) is not like buying a lens from any other maker.

    So, I guess I will have to wait until I can get one. No, there will be no chance for an A/B comparison of the old vs new.

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    Re: Summarit 35/2.4

    Quote Originally Posted by segedi View Post
    Optically, I'd think the performance would be hard to discern between the two. I had the older version and foolishly sold it.

    The price of the new version is offset by the fact it includes a hood now instead of the exorbitantly priced accessory hood for the old version. And it uses what my other lenses use, 46mm filters.

    If your keen, I think it's bound to be a winner, though not available yet in North America to my knowledge.
    The new Summarit 50 and 75 lenses are available in the US now, but the 35 is still to come.

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    Re: Summarit 35/2.4

    The new one has an ASPH element and should have improved performance.

    I did some shooting with the previous version and found it very sharp over most of the image but somewhat soft in the corners regardless of aperture.

    I'm assuming the ASPH design will change that.

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    Re: Summarit 35/2.4

    The old one also had an ASPH element, but it wasn't advertised as such.
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    Re: Summarit 35/2.4

    Correct and I appreciate your earlier point on the supplied hood (what a beauty!).

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    Re: Summarit 35/2.4

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Correct and I appreciate your earlier point on the supplied hood (what a beauty!).
    The older 35 Summarit is one of the few lenses which I used without Hood and never found any Problems with flare etc.

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    Re: Summarit 35/2.4

    Tom, I prefer to hood all my lenses. Even the 40/1.7 Color Yashinon that is adapted to my A7r has a hood (it was bit of a search and cost me a bit relative to the lens but I have to have it).

    I like the 75/2 AA for the built in hood and covet the 50/2 AA for its built in hood. So elegant and so useful.

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