|Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 50/1.4 ASPH Black (LEICA-50F14ASPHBLK)|
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|Leica Leitz Wetzlar Summilux 50mm F/1.4 M Lens for Leica M Cameras|
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|Shoot photographs in all its brilliancy with the f/1.4 maximum aperture of the Summilux 50 mm lens. Portrait photography with amazing details is a result of this 50mm Summilux f/1.4 lens. The design of this Leica lens gives you the freedom of placing the rear elements closer to the image plan as compared to that of the SLR lenses. The Summilux 50 mm lens allows for coma correction and excellent contrast rendering, thereby getting rid of ghost images completely. Shoot brilliant photographs even in poor lighting conditions with this Summilux f/1.4 lens. The ultra-high speed of this Leica lens makes it extremely efficient.|
|UPC||4022243116276, 4022243116283, 4022243118911|
|Focal Length (mm)||50 mm|
Average review score based on 4 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
So what can I say about this lens. It produces the cleanest images I have ever seen. Everything is buttery smooth, there is nothing on the images that should not be there. The micro-contrast is amazing, the transaction between in-focus nad out-of-focus is mindblowing. Corner to corner sharpness is way off the charts. Aperture ring is perfect.
The hood is iffy. The focusing has more "traction" than other Leica lenses, but this is due to double helicoids, Ill forgive Leica that.
The focus shift has been cured, well almost. During my testing, the focus point moved about 3mm at closest focus, never moved out of DoF, so it is not an issue.
Is it worth it ? Hell yes and no way ! If your partner does not throw you out on the street for buying this lens, then go for it ! Paying this much for a lens is stupid, it really is. But at the same time, this is the best lens I have ever used, I will never sell it.
I would not recommend it to a friend. You have to be mad to buy this. And that is a property I am known to posess.
This lens has far surpassed my expectations in every way. It has performance very close to the newest ASPH version of this lens which costs over twice as much. Beautiful, creamy bokeh, sharp from corner to corner from f 2.0 on, able to capture available light, near focus capability and a short focus throw make this lens very useful for taking pictures. It has become my new standard lens and hardly leaves the camera. Others have mentioned that the weight is slightly more than the E43 version, but I have not noticed this out in the field. The black paint version that I have is drop dead gorgeous and the perfect compliment to my camera. It is by far the best lens I have ever handled. If you have the opportunity to purchase on of the E46 lenses, I highly suggest you buy it!!!
I have bought this lens a month ago, and I have taken around 1000 exposures with it.
Just to mention, I have the chrome version of this lens and it weighs more than the black version by around 120 g. It is a pleasure to hold and feel! No lens has such perfection in built quality.
The price is high. Of course Leica fans will say you get what you pay for. I agree, but Leica's insane prices not only because the cost of hand made products as the cost of manufacturing is high. But the logo, being special and always there're people will pay our limited production capacity. If Nikon make this lens, I don't think it will be more than 2000$.
This lens produces the best image quality I have seen. And the creamy bokeh is the best.
For me, the results of this lens is mind blowing. Best of the best.