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I Love My 50mm summilux aspherical


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Following on the "I love my..." threads in the forums dedicated to M bodies, and after much observation of the numerous curiosities that people have regarding particular Leica lenses and how cumbersome it often is to pique these curiosities, I thought it might be useful to create a thread for specific Leica lenses, with the purpose of the thread to post images that have been taken by the particular lens.

 

I think that a warehouse of examples of how a particular lens renders on a wide variety of M bodies will be very useful and efficient for those members who (i) are in the market for the particular lens, (ii) wish to compare and contrast the rendering of a lens with other lenses and/or (iii) wish to see what results others are getting from a particular lens.

 

I have cleared the creation of this thread with Andreas (our forum administrator), who is in support of the endeavor and prepared to relocate these threads into a separate forum if they attain a critical mass (there are a ton of Leica lenses, after all).

 

If people think this is a bad idea, feel free to chime in and voice your concern.

 

To be clear - this thread is intended to included photos taken WITH the particular lens, not photos OF the lens

 

Until I get the hook, I'll kick off with a couple of photos

 

Jerusalem - M9

 

 

 

Wall Street - MM

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Wonderful shots!

 

And yes, a wonderful lens, especially with film

 

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having the summilux for several months now I use it mainly wide open. A very rewarding experience. It actually takes me more and more away from the 35mm FLE. Two shots from Tokyo taken last weekend with the MM.

 

 

 

Stefan Herzberg (Stefan Herzberg Photoblog | “In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.” – Alfred Stieglitz)

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It is by a mile my favorite lens for my M9

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It is one heck of a lens imo.

 

Guess what I've been up to | Flickr

Portra 400

 

Grammatically challenged wish | Flickr

Velvia 100

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anyone one here find 50 summilux is less sharp than 35 FLE?

 

I changed from 35 FLE to 50 summilux found that even I precisely focused when you crop on the screen seems 35 FLE is sharper than the 50 Summilux, I even doubt if my lens is a bit off focused..

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anyone one here find 50 summilux is less sharp than 35 FLE?

 

I changed from 35 FLE to 50 summilux found that even I precisely focused when you crop on the screen seems 35 FLE is sharper than the 50 Summilux, I even doubt if my lens is a bit off focused..

 

I have both and found both sharp on my M9. Maybe sometimes we crop too much and forget the essentials. My two cent.

 

Details par jdevilengrey, sur Flickr

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Funny catch this one

 

Leica M9 par jdevilengrey, sur Flickr

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referring to the title of this thread………..so do I.

 

I love going to Concours d'Elegance, and nothing beats the FLE Summilux on a foggy, overcast morning with the dew still on the cars and the grass, before the sun comes out and spoils the photography with its harsh light and contrast.

 

A couple from the recent Porsche Parade Concours in Monterey, both shot wide open. I know of no other Leica lens that 'draws' quite like the 50mm FLE Summilux.

 

JZG

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Only Leica lens I own...only one I need to own, just like the camera it lives on, the M3...pretty much an ideal Leica camera and lens combination....

 

Both are film:

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