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Well,

-1.) not much, I would say (and the hood is now an extra):

https://www.voigtlaender.de/objektive/vm/35-mm-f-12-nokton-ii/

-2.) A reliable (German) source had both (which is rare), found v2 better (posting #24) :

https://www.systemkamera-forum.de/topic/101184-voigtländer-nokton-35mm-f12-aspherical-ii-a7r/
I had the first f1.2 too, but sold it because of the weight, but I like the 50/1.2, that's just right. I could do with a faster 35mm, I have the Summicron 35/2 which is a nice lens, so might wait to see what the new VM 35/1.4 is like. Or try the 40/1.2....
 
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I had the first f1.2 too, but sold it because of the weight, but I like the 50/1.2, that's just right. I could do with a faster 35mm, I have the Summicron 35/2 which is a nice lens, so might wait to see what the new VM 35/1.4 is like. Or try the 40/1.2....
Hi, it seems to be a technical necessity that fast high-res lenses with good IQ are heavy now.

Perhaps one should accept it, following Arnold S. no pain, no gain ...

Compared to other lenses for mirror-less or DSLRs we are still quite lucky with M mount dimensions.

For me, the prototypical Leica lens is still the Summicron 2/35, an optimum of size and IQ ... ---
 
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Hi, the Schiersteiner Brücke (Leica M9 - VOIGTLÄNDER Nokton 1,2/35 v1 f 8):


L1017581_DxO-v35-8-tp.jpg

A recent review of the Nokton, with references to the v1 and to other 35s, including the Distagon:

http://joerivanderkloet.com/cosina-voigtlander-nokton-351-2-asph-v2-review/

I agree with this. The Nokton can be used as an allround lens, if one can live with its weight and bulk, and if one feels the need for f 1,2.

Otherwise, one should go for the Distagon ...
 
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