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|Minimum Focus Distance||2.3' (0.7 m)|
|Angle of View||47ÃÂ°|
|Maximum Diameter||2.1" (53.5mm)|
|Weight||11.8 oz (335 g)|
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.
At first I was petrified in spending so much on a lens (note, I even bought mine used for less than retail), but upon seeing the results, I'm quite stunned. It renders the out of focus areas (bokeh) unlike any other lens I've ever tried (and I even own the Canon 85 f1.2 for my DSLR), and the color...
Probably the shortest review I've ever written simply because the lens is incredible and you have to feel it in hand and use it to realize the difference and also because the time I spend on the review I would rather put into playing with the lens!
It renders a perfectly sharp image even when fully opened. Silver color matches perfectly with my steel grey Leica M9.
I've had my eye on this for years, and I finally sprung for it to use with my E-M5. Here is the quickie. 1. Manual focus has new life - it took me a short time to get back into manual focusing, but the little black ring at the bottom is AMAZING.
Still use my Summilux which my Dad bought while in Germany in 1960 along with the Leica M3. 53 years and still going strong.
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!!!
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.
I knew this lens would be good, but wasn't prepared for just how good. I've been using a Canon 5D, mark 3 with Canon lenses, which have been excellent. I'm not sure what the right word is, but there is a softness to the images taken with this lens, especially wide at f/1.4 which I've never seen.
A light lens that you can in your every day. The quality is amazing and you will not regret the extra money you paid for it. A must have lens for like fans as me.