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50mm Summilux Pre-A Version 3 vs ASPH


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On 8/18/2015 at 10:08 PM, adan said:


Sorry, but I have to ask: Is this film or digital? I really like the rendering and was curious if it has to do with the lens or the medium. Besides, obviously, a very skilled photographer.


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I had a pre-asph version 2 for a while and I really liked it, but I sold it on for the latest 50mm f1.4 asph. The newer lens is so sharp you could cut yourself with it. The older lens has a bit more character, but I prefer the newer lens. If I could only have one lens and no others (and I have a lot of lenses) it would be the 50mm f1.4 asph.

I also have a pre-asph version 1 and I would not recommend that lens at all. It is not sharp wide open, although if used carefully it does produce some charming old-school results.

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On 5/26/2022 at 2:04 AM, Capuccino-Muffin said:

The funny thing about the asph is that it is no more a clinical lens as it used to be dreadfuly called, back then. Yes, around 2010 it was the most clinical lens on the planet. And yet today it has become a vintage lens.


This only means that I got old. 

Do you have the asph.now ?

I did use the asph. "happily" very nice lens, easy to use, but sold it to a young/ new Lux asph. user and never regret it.

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