Imagery: Auto - Large Table of Contents

EXCERPT page containing first few paragraphs. 2023-02-08 02:44:44

Leica M240

35/1.4 Summilux vs Zeiss 35/2 Biogon (M240, MTB)

This comparison was made with the Leica M Typ 240 using the EVF in 10X magnified Live View. Focus bracketing was done for a definitive comparison, bearing in mind that a small focus shift with each lens as well as field curvature with the 35/1.4 Summilux are factors as well.

The subject is very close to being geometrically planar, the mountain bike frame and wheels were positioned to be in close to a plane, though there is of course depth front to back on the bike. The camera was centered on the Siemen’s star at center for focusing.

Article continues for subscribers...

Diglloyd Guide to Leica is by yearly subscription. Subscribe now for about 25 cents a day ($90/year).
BEST DEAL: get full access to ALL 8 PUBLICATIONS for only 68 cents a day ($249.95)!

Diglloyd Guide to LEICA contains in-depth coverage of Leica M system cameras and lenses, with additional coverage of Leica M Monochrom, Leica Q.

Special emphasis is placed on Leica M lenses and certain Zeiss ZM lenses.

  • Make better images by learning how to get the best results right away.
  • Save money by choosing the right lens for your needs the first time, particularly the Summilux/Summicron/Elmarit choice and/or Zeiss ZM.
  • Make better images, a sort of “cheat sheet” saving yourself months or years of ad-hoc learning. Processing parameters are discussed and shown.
  • Jaw-dropping image quality found nowhere else utilizing Retina-grade images up to full camera resolution, plus large crops [past 2 years or so].
  • Real world examples with insights found nowhere else. Make sharper images just by understanding lens behavior you won’t read about elsewhere.
  • Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
  • Optical quality analysis of field curvature, focus shift, sharpness, flare, distortion, and performance in the field.

Want a preview? Click on any page below to see an excerpt as well as extensive blog coverage, for example on Leica.

Leica 35/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH FLE and Zeiss ZM 35/2 Biogon
(not to scale)
Test scene

diglloyd Inc. | FTC Disclosure | PRIVACY POLICY | Trademarks | Terms of Use
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2022 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.