In this review, we will be comparing the Leica Elmarit S 30MM f2.8 ASPH for the M Mount and the Carl Zeiss Biogon T2/35 ZM for the M Mount, two Wideangle Prime lenses from Leica and Zeiss.
We will start by looking briefly at the main specs of these two lenses, and in the next section, we will start analyzing them in more detail and listing the pros and cons of each lens.
What type of photography are the Leica Elmarit S 30MM f2.8 ASPH and Carl Zeiss Biogon T2/35 ZM lenses good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Leica Elmarit S 30MM f2.8 ASPH and the Carl Zeiss Biogon T2/35 ZM for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
||Leica Elmarit S 30MM f2.8 ASPH
||Carl Zeiss Biogon T2/35 ZM
|Landscape||Very Good||Very Good|
Size and Weight Comparison
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 Biogon T2/35 ZM weighs 240g, 78% (900g) lighter than the Leica Elmarit S 30MM f2.8 ASPH's weight of 1140g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the Wideangle Prime Lenses in Leica M Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Prime Lenses in Leica M Mount for Size Comparison
Both the Leica Elmarit S 30MM f2.8 ASPH and the Carl Zeiss Biogon T2/35 ZM 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.
Leica Elmarit S 30MM f2.8 ASPH is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 30mm. Carl Zeiss Biogon T2/35 ZM is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 35mm.