I rarely write reviews but imo this is the best 50mm lens in the market right now
Geraldine R. Abat, Amazon
22 November 2014
Summary: I rarely write reviews but imo this is the best 50mm lens in the market right now. The bokeh is so beautiful and creamy and WOW !!! is soo...clear and sharp when stopped down to f2. You get what you pay for but the price is well-deserved!!!
Summary: I've borrowed this lens a few times but only recently bought it for myself. It's a nearly perfect lens. It's truly sharp from f/1.4 on with targets both near and far, and there is almost no color fringing. It's compact, and the build quality is fantastic. Distortion is negligible. Flare resistance is good, and the built in hood is very handy. Compared to the Voigtlander 50/1.5 Nokton VM, the Leica is a bit sharper and has smoother bokeh wide open.
Summary: A dream to have this lens on my Leica M. Simply perfect, easy of use. Probably the best combo to work on the street with people moving Taking picture with the available light is also very easy with the new M and high iso
Excerpt: Beautiful lens. Incredible build. Built in lens hood. Very fast lens. Focus ring is very smooth. Renders beautiful images. I could use this as my only lens (though I'd like to get a 35mm Summilux or Summicron in the future). Not an inexpensive lens but it is well worth it and I will have this baby for a lifetime, Highly recommend.