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Leica Normal 50mm f/1.4 Summilux M Aspherical Manual Focus Lens (Updated for Digital, 6-Bit) - Silver USA

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The Leica SUMMILUX-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. (6-Bit Code) delivers virtually the same outstanding performance throughout all apertures and focus settings. Whether using selective focus at close range, high-contrast available light applications or an extended depth of field to capture landscapes, this lens handles every situation with ease.

Every innovation currently available in lens technology - aspherical lenses, glass with anomalous partial dispersion, glass with a high refraction index and a floating element - has been combined to create a lens that sets the new standard in this focal length class.

This lens has been updated with the "6-bit" coding, which allows the digital M camera to read this information optically and to identify which lens is being used. The camera can then (optionally) apply a "final stage" software based vignetting correction (for RAW images the lens used is simply recorded, no change is made).

An extremely fast standard lens that is used a great deal in reportage photography. Its extraordinary speed of f/1.4 permits usable shutter speeds even in poor light situations.
Includes "6-bit code" which allows the digital M8 camera to identify which lens is being used, and also to store this information in image metadata
High-speed, high-contrast normal lens for Leica's M series
Finger focusing grip allows for one-finger focusing control
Built-in, lockable telescoping lens hood
Filter Size 46mm
f/Stop Range 1.4-16
Minimum Focus Distance 2.3' (0.7 m)
Magnification 1:11.3
Angle of View 47°
Groups/Elements 5/8
Length 2.1" (52.5mm)
Maximum Diameter 2.1" (53.5mm)
Weight 11.8 oz (335 g)
Leica Normal 50mm f/1.4 Summilux M Aspherical Manual Focus Lens (Updated for Digital, 6-Bit) - Silver
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Soft Leather Lens Case
  • Built-In Telescopic Lens Hood
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
  • 3-Year Passport Warranty
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    LeicaNormal 50mm f/1.4 Summilux M Aspherical Manual Focus Lens (6-Bit)
     
    5.0

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Consistent output (4)
    • Rugged (4)
    • Strong construction (4)
    • Durable (3)
    • Easily interchangeable (3)

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        5.0

        An excellent lens

        By Jams0075

        from Greenville, SC

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              Comments about Leica Normal 50mm f/1.4 Summilux M Aspherical Manual Focus Lens (6-Bit):

              I bought this lens two weeks ago, afer trial out and shot about more than 100 pictures, I found this lens is the most sharp lens in Leica M50 series, with details and wonderful color.

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              5.0

              Lieca Sharp

              By Nikon Lover

              from NY NY

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              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Leica Normal 50mm f/1.4 Summilux M Aspherical Manual Focus Lens (6-Bit):

                My first Leica lens and it is as expected. You read the reviews and they are true.

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                5.0

                Good reason this lens is a classic!

                By Coral Palm

                from Bangkok, Thailand

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                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Leica Normal 50mm f/1.4 Summilux M Aspherical Manual Focus Lens (6-Bit):

                    Super lens, lives up to hype and more. Wonderful construction, superbly engineered and crafted, joy to hold and use.

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                    5.0

                    The best

                    By Raj

                    from Atlanta

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                          Comments about Leica Normal 50mm f/1.4 Summilux M Aspherical Manual Focus Lens (6-Bit):

                          Best all purpose lens I have used.

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                          5.0

                          Definitely impressed

                          By DCV

                          from Baton Rouge, LA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Durable
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Lightweight
                          • Nice Bokeh
                          • Rugged
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Night Photography
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Leica Normal 50mm f/1.4 Summilux M Aspherical Manual Focus Lens (6-Bit):

                            First off let me say that I feel very fortunate to have been able to order the 50 lux from B&H given how difficult they are to find. The lens is absolutely stunning, there's no other way to describe it. Sharpness, colors, bokeh, size, everything about it is perfect. I received the lens just days before a trip to India. I was so enamored with the lens that I ended up using it for 99% of the shots, even for landscapes. Excellent lens.

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                            5.0

                            Best 50 1.4 around

                            By Lexybeast

                            from Irvine, CA

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                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Durable
                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Easy To Clean
                            • Lightweight
                            • Rugged
                            • Sharp Focus
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                            • Price

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Night Photography
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Leica Normal 50mm f/1.4 Summilux M Aspherical Manual Focus Lens (6-Bit):

                            Solid mechanical build, light weight, and the bokeh is amazing. It outdoes other so-called bokeh kings like Canon's 85 1.2. It's optimised for shooting at 1.4, so even wide open, it's incredibly sharp. But it's a Leica lens, so what did you expect?

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