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9.3 out of 10

Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2

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Reviews and Problems with Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2

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Overall 10
10

Almost perfect

Pablo, B&H Photo
11 August 2014
  • Excerpt: This tiny masterpiece is super-sharp edge to edge even wide open as well as distortion-free. Having used many 50mm lenses, if you don't need faster speeds such f1.4, this one is perfect. The only drawback for me is the lack of focus tab, but anyway, the ergonomics and size are excellent...highly recommended.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Razor-sharp, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

One of my favorite lenses

KRP, B&H Photo
29 May 2014
  • Excerpt: The Summicron 50mm is an awesome lens. It is well made and extremely sharp. It is almost as sharp at f/2 as it is at f/8. I have the tendency to shoot it wide open a lot to utilize the shallow depth of field. The only thing I would change about the lens would be to add the finger notch like the Summicron 35mm has. It would be a nice addition to the lens and would be about the only thing that I would change about it.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fantastic contrast, Fantastic Saturation, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction, Very Sharp
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Overall 10
10

Awesome Lens.

GM, B&H Photo
25 April 2014
  • Excerpt: My favorite lens for my Canon 5D II is a 50mm. When I received the Leica M Monochrom, my first choice was a 50mm lens. This lens is excellent -- amazing images.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Outstanding Lense

Jim, B&H Photo
24 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Very clear even wide open. Light weight. Great choice.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

stellar 'normal' lens

Litchfield traveler, B&H Photo
28 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Excellent 'normal' lens for Leica M cameras: sharp, good contrast, light & small.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

The best combo of quality and portability

G. Morris, Amazon
26 February 2014
  • Summary: I have owned this lens in the past and sold it and regretted it. Bought one again recently. Amazing sharpness from f2 to f11. Amazing bokeh at f2. And currently I have this lens mounted on a Sony A7R body with the Voigtlander M to E adapter. This is the best combination (body and lens) that I have ever shot with. The weight, ergonomics, images and resolution are superb. This lens is the best!
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Overall 10
10

The world's best lens, back in 1979

lawman67, epinions.com
17 October 2013
  • Summary: 1979's Summicron 50 has aged very well and remains a far better lens than most of us will ever want or need.
  • Pros: Outstanding sharpness, no distortion, exquisite build, MUCH cheaper than 50 APO or Lux.
  • Cons: Bokeh can be unpredictable, expensive
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Overall 10
10

Must have lens

Hardright, Amazon
5 August 2013
  • Summary: The build quality is very good. That much I expected from a premium camera company. Highly recommended lens to go with your M9.
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Overall 10
10

Best lens I've ever used

dcancel, B&H Photo
13 March 2013
  • Excerpt: I originally had bought the 35mm Summicron but was missing the 50mm focal length. I bought this lens and it's magical. It's the best lens I've ever used and my personal favorite. I never use another lens on my M9-P anymore.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 6
6.0

ok

chphotographer, Adorama
5 February 2013
  • Excerpt: the lens is great - size, construction, aperature, feel, built in lens hood, bokeh. however the lens flare is just too weird with big white blotches or amoeba like spot. I don't mind flare if you can expect it and work with it but when it comes in randomly and obtrusively then it becomes a problem...which you then need to avoid. in other words if I can't reliably shoot a back-lit scene then the lens wont work for me...as this lens did not and I had to return it.
  • Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Flare Not The Good Kind
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