The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Voigtlander 35mm F1.2 Nokton and the Carl Zeiss C Biogon T2,8/35 ZM 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 C Biogon T2,8/35 ZM with a length of 55mm, is 23mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Voigtlander 35mm F1.2 Nokton also has a larger diameter of 63mm compared to the Carl Zeiss C Biogon T2,8/35 ZM's 52mm diameter.
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 C Biogon T2,8/35 ZM weighs 200g, 59% (290g) lighter than the Voigtlander 35mm F1.2 Nokton's weight of 490g.
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 Voigtlander 35mm F1.2 Nokton and the Carl Zeiss C Biogon T2,8/35 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.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 35mm but while Voigtlander 35mm F1.2 Nokton has the fastest aperture of F1.2, the Carl Zeiss C Biogon T2,8/35 ZM's widest aperture value is F2.8.