Zeiss Distagon 35mm f/1.4 ZM review by Markus Gerhards
The new Distagon 35mm f/1.4 from Zeiss promises a similar performance to the legendary 35mm Leica Summilux, albeit in a slightly heavier and larger format. But it is a beautifully made object that looks stunning on any Leica. Markus Gerhards, an extremely talented photographer from Cologne in Germany, has managed to get his hands on one of the first Distagons:
The Zeiss Distagon ZM 35mm f1.4 impressed me. It has high contrast and sharpness that matches or exceeds its rival, the Leica Summilux FLE on these points. Wether you like the higher contrast or not is a different story though. Build and handling is great, especially focussing was a breeze.