|Leica Summicron-R 50 mm F/2.0 Lens new with 3 years Leica passport warranty|
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Sterling, VA, USA
|LEICA LEITZ R 50mm f2 Summicron lens 2 cam Leicaflex SL R6 R7 R8 R9 GREAT !|
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|Standard lenses from Leica are small and lightweight lenses with high performance. They combine high speed with outstanding imaging capabilities. And they are especially versatile, because their angle of view 45° comes closest to the visual coverage of the human eye.The 50 mm f/2 SUMMICRON-R is a universal lens with outstanding imaging quality, even in the near-focusing range. Ideally suited for travel photography, because its 41 mm length (1 5/8") and 300-gram weight (10 1/2 ounces) make it unusually compact and handy. The shortest focusing distance is 50 cm or 1' 7 3/4 ". In spite of its high speed, it distinguishes itself by its outstanding sharpness, high contrast and excellent detail resolution, even at full aperture.|
|UPC||0799429113452, 4022243113459, 799429113452|
|Focal Length (mm)||50 mm|
Average review score based on 6 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
- Why you bought it
I bought the Leica Leitz 50mm f/2.0 Lens to learn the photography in manual focusing, aperture setting and shutter speed adjusting. I mount this lens on my Sony NEX 5N with an adapter. After I set the WB, ISO on the menu and adjust the focus. I am able to adjust the aperture, shutter speed to obtain proper exposure. I examin the RAW file in LightRoom 3.6. The histogram show the exposure were very reasonable. I need to scale down the brightness slightly because I don't have UV filter on the lens.
- What you like most about it
This is a old lens. The exterior shows some wear on the black finish. But it's all mental construction, very solid and sturdy. The focus ring rotates smoothly. The aperture ring click on each stop with little effort. The glass still clean. At the widest aperture I was able to take picture in low light.
- What you dislike about it
- Whether or not you would buy the product again
This lens may be produced more than 20 year ago but still in good shape and function properly. I bought it to see how Leica lens behaves before I decide to switch to Leica digital M series rangefinder camera and lens.
Overall, in manual mode, it's easier to operate this lens than the kit lens. The wider aperture takes good pictures in low light condition. I don't need to turn on the flash most of the time.
This lens (R 3cam version) is one of the flagship Leica lenses and I bought to try to experience it. Used it on Pentax DSLR K5. Built quality is fabulous, as is picture quality especially in medium light on portrait. Flares relatively easily despite the retractable hood. A little heavy for a prime but can be balanced with a heavy camera body. Only problem for me is the cost which is 5 times the normal equivalent Pentax (Takumar). The picture quality is great but I wouldn't say it's 5 times better. It is arguably better, but perhaps it's also due to the psychological effect of having spent so much money in it. The picture (color rendering) is different.
I got this lens (2cam Summicron) for my micro 4/3 camera.
I had pictures in classic 70's colors when I chose +EV, and had deep tones when I chose -EV. Course I also had smearing bokeh. R-mount lenses are little bit large for my camera, but have great cost performance and work greatly. Totally nice.
This is excellent lens, I'm use Summicron with Canon DSLR and it produced good rendering color, sharpness... Leica always Leica... No matter the items was very old, Leica still the legend
This is a great lens for fix prime. It produce top quality of picture. In term of value, you can get other lenses with similar or not much far behind for 2-3 times lower price.