Those of you who have read my previous review on the 35mm Voigtlander f1.4 Nokton Classic SC vs 35mm Zeiss Biogon f2, you will know that the Zeiss was really a great lens. I sold it away due to the size. In fact I sold both the 35mm lenses and bought back the Voigtlander a few days later. I love smaller lenses because I usually put lenses in my pockets when I go out for a shoot. In this test, I have three small 35mm lenses, the 35mm Voigtlander f1.4 Nokton Classic SC, the formidable Leica 35mm Summicron F2 ASPH and the Voigtlander 35mm f2.5 Color Skopar. I wanted to test the Bokeh King but nobody was selling so I bought the latest version 35mm Summicron to this test. The Color Skopar is a very well received lens that gets good review in many forums. This copy of 35mm Voigtlander f1.4 Nokton Classic SC is even more sharper then my previous copy. So lets see how all these lenses perform. As usual, these are the elements that I will be looking into:
- Sharpness Center and Off Center
- Colors Rendition
- B&W Rendition
- Out of Focus - Bokeh
I will be using a full frame Leica M9P for the test. Snapshot mode is set for black & white photos. Normal mode is set for color photos. There is no post production so that what you see is what they produced.