Reviews and Problems with Leica SUMMILUX-M 50mm F1.4 ASPH
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A must have if you are a M user
Cheesedog, B&H Photo
22 February 2016
Excerpt: So far I have four 50mm prime lenses, two of this Summilux M one black one silver, a Cron 50mm and a silver CV 50 1.5. This one's the best.
First, the build quality is superb, though it's much heavier then the black version, it feels solid and go well with my silver M-P.
Another lens that makes the Leica M camera worthwhile
BFPACA, B&H Photo
17 January 2016
Excerpt: I went back and forth among this lens, the 50 2.0, and the 50 2.0 APO. The APO, which costs a fortune, didn't seem to me any better than this. The 1.4 seemed to have a more special look than the 2.0. I've now tried the 1.4 for a few weeks and am glad I chose this lens. Outstanding sharpness.
Excerpt: I recently wrote a review about this lens but I thought I should include a couple extra points.
I did a comparison between the Summilux 50/1.4 and several other 50mm prime lenses (Summicron 50/2, Zeiss Planar 50/2, Nokton 50/1.5 ASPH) and did a 'pixel peep' at 100% enlargement.
Excerpt: Not much to add to the reviews already here on B&H and elsewhere, but thought I'd throw in my 2 cents.
I'll try to keep my review simple and straightforward.
I owned a Zeiss Planar 50/2 and I thought that was a remarkable lens.
Summary: The Leica 50mm Summilux is a staple lens for the Leica system. The 50mm perspective is a classic one with a decades long tradition, and the slightly narrower perspective means there is less clutter in the frame compared to say, the 35mm, usually making for better photos.