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|Weight||11.8 oz (335 g)|
|Maximum Diameter||2.1" (53.5mm)|
|Angle of View||47ÃÂ°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||2.3' (0.7 m)|
This is a very good lens. It's very compact for a 50F1.4, especially if you have been shooting with a full frame SLR. Although small, the lens is very solid and feels relatively heavy. Focussing is very smooth and easy. I find myself using the focussing tab almost all of the time.
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.
The photo from recent trip to eastern Maine says what needs to be said.Scalloping off the coast of Mai e December 17, 2017
Coming from a fine Canon 5DIII with L lenses I was surprised by the compactness and superior quality of the images this lens produces. I can now focus as fast or faster than auto focus and for once actually focus on the exact spot I want..
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.
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.
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.
A remarkable lens, impeccably constructed, though heavier than I expected.
My first Leica lens and it is as expected. You read the reviews and they are true.
Super lens, lives up to hype and more. Wonderful construction, superbly engineered and crafted, joy to hold and use.