A comparison of the Leica 35mm Summicron ASPH vs the Summarit 2.5 and which one I decided to keep
If you could only own one lens for your Leica M, most photographers would say it should be a 35mm lens (or 50mm ;-)). I have been through a few different 35mm M mount lenses, namely the Summicron v4, the Voigtlander Nokton 1.2, the Summarit 2.5 and the Summicron ASPH. As I have been using the last two simultaneously for a while, I thought I would write a short comparison of Leica’s most popular and one of their cheapest lenses, to see which one would come out on top.
The 35mm is the lens I’m most familiar with (I owned 9 different 35mm lenses over the last few years), as the majority of my work over the past 2 years was shot with this focal length. Whilst I did recently switch to a 28mm as my main lens for commercial work, the 35mm still remains my go to for most of my personal work.
For a true representation of the lenses capabilities, all of the photos in this review were edited to my liking but with no sharpening applied or clarity applied.