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Leica M10 Monochrom
Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon

Aperture Series: Spotlight on Dark Side of Dunes Summit (Leica M10 Monochrom)

Extensive field shooting over years strongly supports the idea that the Zeiss ZM 35/1.4 Distagon is the finest lens available for Leica M, in terms of total performance. Just as in color, it makes an outstanding choice on the Leica M10 Monochrom.

This series from f/1.4 through f/11 examines total imaging performance of the Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon. Sharpness near-to-far and across-the-field is examined, as well as optical aberrations and field curvature.

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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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Aperture series 1.4,2,2.8,4,5.6,8,11 available in full article

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