The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Carl Zeiss Distagon T1,4/35 ZM and the Voigtlander 35mm F1.2 Nokton for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses. Voigtlander 35mm F1.2 Nokton is the longer of the two lenses at 78mm. The Carl Zeiss Distagon T1,4/35 ZM with a length of 65mm, is 13mm shorter. On the other hand, there is no difference between the max diameters of these lenses, both coming at 63mm.
The weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Carl Zeiss Distagon T1,4/35 ZM weighs 381g, which means it is 109g (22%) lighter than the Voigtlander 35mm F1.2 Nokton which has a weight of 490g.
Both the Carl Zeiss Distagon T1,4/35 ZM and the Voigtlander 35mm F1.2 Nokton has the same Leica M lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Leica M lenses are Leica M11, Leica M10 and Leica M Typ 262.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 35mm but while Carl Zeiss Distagon T1,4/35 ZM has the fastest aperture of F1.4, the Voigtlander 35mm F1.2 Nokton's widest aperture value is F1.2.