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

You Pay: $4,250.00

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 5 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

        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

          About Me Pro Photographer

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          Pros

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

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            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

                      About Me Semi-Professional

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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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