In this review, we will be comparing Voigtlander 35mm F1.4 Nokton and Leica Summicron-M 35mm f2 ASPH, two Wideangle Prime lenses from Voigtlander and Leica. Both lenses have the same focal range of 35mm but different max apertures: Voigtlander 35mm F1.4 Nokton has a max aperture of F1.4 while the Leica Summicron-M 35mm f2 ASPH has a max aperture of F2.0.
We will start with briefly looking and the main specs of these two lenses and in the section, we will start analyzing in more detail and list the pros and cons of each lenses.
What type of photography are the Voigtlander 35mm F1.4 Nokton and Leica Summicron-M 35mm f2 ASPH lenses good for?
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 Leica Summicron-M 35mm f2 ASPH for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
||Voigtlander 35mm F1.4 Nokton
||Leica Summicron-M 35mm f2 ASPH
|Landscape||Very Good||Very Good|
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Leica Summicron-M 35mm f2 ASPH is the longer of the two lenses at 35mm. The Voigtlander 35mm F1.4 Nokton with a length of 29mm is 6mm shorter. On the other hand, the Voigtlander 35mm F1.4 Nokton has a larger diameter of 55mm compared to Leica Summicron-M 35mm f2 ASPH'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 55g (21%) lighter than the Leica Summicron-M 35mm f2 ASPH which has a weight of 255g.
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 Leica Summicron-M 35mm f2 ASPH 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.