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Author:  robgoldman [ Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:36 am ]
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New M owner.
The lux 35mm or the cron 35? That is the question. Help!

Author:  JDLaing [ Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:47 pm ]
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Unless you absolutely need the 1.4 the Summicron should be perfect.

Author:  nicolaz [ Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:36 am ]
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Same question, no answers. I have the cron and I tried the lux. I'm craving for 1.4 however money matter and at the end of day I'm really happy with the Cron.

Lux: 1.4, better hood..
Cron: better price
they both render beautifully

Author:  Shetland [ Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:27 pm ]
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Find yourself an old 12 504 vented hood and the tiny 35 'cron ASPH looks just lovely.

Have a gander at all of Thorsten von Overgaard's otions for the 35 'Cron:

Here's an image he posted on his site with that very same arrangement:


Author:  nicolaz [ Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:48 pm ]
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Can you see through? Even though the lux 35 is bigger, the hood is well designed and on that side, overall I prefer it to the cron.

Author:  Shetland [ Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:27 am ]
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No problems at all. It's vented and rotates; the metal is angled to minimize blockage. Marginally clearer view than the square plastic hood included with the 35 ASPH.

Author:  nicolaz [ Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:52 pm ]
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It's a bit pricey but if I find a good deal I'll give it a try

Author:  Shetland [ Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:05 pm ]
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Can often find one used if you look. Check KEH. Still not cheap ($80-100) but not >$200. An interesting, all-metal alternative can be had at Japan Exposures' website. They show a hood that resembles the one above, for about US$90. Looks solid: ... d-m39.html

Author:  nicolaz [ Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:23 pm ]
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Never been on KEH.. Thanks for the tip. Hard to understand which is original and which is simply well done though.

Author:  Jip [ Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:19 am ]
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Wrote a article about the 35mm Smmicron-M ASPH.

Please read here:

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