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Leica Summarit-M 50mm f/2.5

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Reviews and Problems with Leica Summarit-M 50mm f/2.5

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Overall 10
10

All that is promised and more

Jean, B&H Photo
1 October 2013
  • Excerpt: This is my first Leica camera and lens and I love it! Easy to use and the pictures are fantastic. I love the options, and once I downloaded current software to my (used) camera, the lens was perfect at every setting from mid distance to fairly close and in dim to bright light. It took me no time at all to adjust to a rangefinder and to the camera, even though I'd just glanced at the manual. Now that I've had time to study it more, my photos are even better.
  • Pros: Classic, Durable, Easy To Use, Reliable, Top quality
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Overall 10
10

Extremely good, but the Summicron is better

lawman67, epinions.com
23 August 2013
  • Summary: A truly excellent lens that, unlike the 35 Summarit is slightly overshadowed by its Summicron sibbling.
  • Pros: Leica's least expensive lens. Similar visuals to the 35 Summarit.
  • Cons: Only $600 less than (slightly) superior Summicron. Used Summicrons are cheaper than new Summarit.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10

User Review

Photography Review
29 September 2012
  • Summary: A very well performing lens, even at aperture fully open. I use it on M9 (digital) and also older M5 and M6 analog cameras and have been always extremely pleased with the results. Superior sharpness, no visible distortions, very flare-resistant in opposite light. The max. aperture of f=2,5 I've found not so much disadvantage over a much more costly Summicron f=2.0 lens. Compared to other Leica lenses, this seems a good value for me.
  • Pros: great image quality, nice mechanical precision, small size, very low weight
  • Cons: only one: the optional Leica metallic sunshade (expensive!) rotates very easily in its thread...
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Overall 10
10

A nice surprise

M the Observer, Adorama
22 April 2012
  • Excerpt: I was not expecting much from this lens, but I was shocked when I tried it out. I use in on an M9 and an M6 and the photos are really nice and crisp, it may be that I have never gotten to try out any other Leica lens before and this is the only one I have, I also get a great sense of depth with these photos and again I don't have anything to compare to with the other Leica lenses but I can only imagine how good the others are if this one is this good!
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Wonderful lens with characters

LT, B&H Photo
6 September 2011
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens because my budget is limited and I am not a pre-owned lenses guy (been burned before). At this price point, this will be the best Leica lens you can buy. Lots of review not favor this lens (I don't know why), but I found it is actually much better than I thought. The contrast, warm color rendition, smooth bokeh... I didn't regret to get it. If you want to get into Leica's world with limited budget, this is the one to go with.
  • Pros: Compact, Durable, Easy to Use
  • Cons: Pricy
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good lens like every thing Leica

Photoedny, Adorama
4 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Great Lens. I compared image to Canon 85mm f/1.2 and this lens was way superior when shot at same aperture and subject.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Sharp
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Newer, sharper, lighter

bailpaul, B&H Photo
15 August 2011
  • Excerpt: I returned to Leica after 19 years. My old lenses were the 35 &amp; 50 summicrons. The new summarit is the equal &amp; seems sharper. The luscious Leica micro-contrast resembles images from an 8 by 10 view camera. <br /><br />The digital Leica sensor is nothing short of amazing and is miles better than the finest grained 35mm film. In my view, it betters many medium format films and when you add the Leica optics, the tonal range is stunning.
  • Pros: Compact, Durable, Excellent bokeh micro-c, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

True Leica Quality

The Vicar of Dibley, B&H Photo
13 February 2011
  • Excerpt: German quality with super sharp results. I bought a Micro four-thirds adapter and use it on my Lumix GF-1 (100mm equivalent). It's a little hard to focus on that set up through the small Lumix viewfinder, but you soon adapt to it.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Pin sharp, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

The perfect all around lens

Humood, B&H Photo
17 November 2010
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens for my M9 and it ended up being the most used lens. The lens is light weight which makes it ideal for travel. It is sharp and its speed is just perfect at f2.5.
  • Pros: Fast, Lightweight, Sharp
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Overall 8
8.0

High performance lens

M8 user, B&H Photo
17 October 2010
  • Excerpt: A very light and compact lens with excellent optical characteristics and produces very sharp images with excellent color and pleasant bokeh. The lens appears to be very well built. I accidentally dropped it from a dining table top onto floor carpeting, and observed no impact to the optical performance of the lens.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: NONE
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