The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Voigtlander 35mm F1.4 Nokton and the Carl Zeiss Biogon T2,8/28 ZM for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Carl Zeiss Biogon T2,8/28 ZM is the longer of the two lenses at 62mm. The Voigtlander 35mm F1.4 Nokton with a length of 29mm is 33mm shorter. On the other hand, the Voigtlander 35mm F1.4 Nokton has a larger diameter of 55mm compared to Carl Zeiss Biogon T2,8/28 ZM's 53mm diameter.
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. Voigtlander 35mm F1.4 Nokton weighs 200g, which means it is 30g (13%) lighter than the Carl Zeiss Biogon T2,8/28 ZM which has a weight of 230g.
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 Voigtlander 35mm F1.4 Nokton and Carl Zeiss Biogon T2,8/28 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.
Voigtlander 35mm F1.4 Nokton is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 35mm. Carl Zeiss Biogon T2,8/28 ZM is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 28mm.