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24-megapixel Leica SL
Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon

Aperture Series: Cerro Gordo Mining Store Cabin (Leica SL)

This full-range scene looks at overall imaging style and sharpness at medium range.

The overall look and feel of imagery from the ZM 35/1.4 is highly appealing—very sharp with moderate vignetting wide open, ultra low distortion, extremely well controlled aberrations, almost no field curvature and no focus shift. The Summilux 35/1.4 cannot compete on a total appeal and quality basis when these factors are considered but of course the snoot factor and personal preferences are considerations for some.

Cerro Gordo mining store cabin

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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.

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