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