Reviews and Problems with Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2
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Mate Zemljic, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
Excerpt: This is excellent easy to use lens. It is sharp, much sharper then my 50mm summilux ASPH at f/2 I am using 50mm summilux with my M7 and it works perfectly giving me extra ordinary results, but it has one major cons for me and it is stiff and hard to focus with tab.
Pros: Accurate Aperture Ring, Built in Shade, Durable, Easy to focus, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Sharp Vide Open, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I traditionally have been a Canon DSLR user. With my move over the last couple of years to more manual lenses (typically the more recent Zeiss offerings on the Canon mount) and a desire to find high quality small systems I can take traveling, my road led me to Leica.
Excerpt: This lens associated on a Leica M-P 24mp digital gives just outstanding results. Color, details, razor sharpness, are just a few of the arguments that makes this lens worth having for a lifetime.I do wonder if it's worth looking at the APO-50mm version since this "classical 50mm Summicron" is...
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: I heard this statement 20 years ago, and this was exactly what drove me selling out all my Minolta gears to get an M7 and the Summicron. Time flies and many claimed that in the digital era, a number of the newly developed 50mm primes overtook the Summicron-M, by a big margin.
Summary: With the 50mm f/1.4 Summilux ASPH and now 50mm f/2 APO Summicron ASPH getting all of the attention in Leica-land, the old non-APO Summicron is somewhat forgotten and ignored. This is a mistakes the incredible build-quality, corner-to-corner sharpness and that incomparable Leica rendering has not...
Leica 50mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M Asph. review by Jonas
30 January 2015
Summary: While I am still in shock over the uber-high price, I do not believe I will EVER have buyer's remorse.If you have the opportunity to try this lens, DON'T!!! It will be very hard to return it due to it's favorable size, weight, and optics. YOU WILL WANT TO BUY IT. Check images here and here
Excerpt: I own nine Leica M lenses, two of which are the 50mm Summicron (non-APO) and the 50mm Noctilux. Of all my M lenses, this lens, far-and-away, excells the others in contrast, tonality, edge-to-edge clarity, and zero chromatic abberation.
Excerpt: When I put this on my 240 and walk outside the hotel to capture images, I feel like I'm holding a camera. When I dissect the images back i the hotel room, I feel like I'm looking at a better version of reality than exists.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Strong Construction