So, I saw a thread about the Nippon Kogaku 35mm f2.5 (I think it was Brian's) and got a bad case of GAS. Went to the bay to look for one and it turns out the the Japanese sellers are asking $500 to $750 for them. That's out of the question, not only for me but apparently for everyone else as well, since none have sold for anything near that. The highest seller today is a minty one complete with the correct caps and the leather case, and that went for $450. Another nice one that was put up as an auction (rather than BIN) went for about $150. Anyway, the asking prices let the wind out of my sails, plus I thought of the Voigtlander lens of the same focal length and speed. I owned the Voigtlander when they were LTM and found it a pretty decent lens. (I shoot b&w film and make wet prints, so pixel peeping is not an option.) Sold it years ago in one of my purges. What I'm looking for is a small light 35 for outdoor shooting so f2.5 is just fine. . Question is, discounting price, and discounting the vintagy goodness of the Nikon lens, has anyone actually used these two lenses and have an opinion about their relative image quality? The Voigtlander is a decent but not high-end lens; the Nikon is lovely, but a 60-year old design with 60-year-old coating tech and so forth. For the same price, which would you rather shoot with?