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Leica 50mm f/2.5 Summarit-M Manual Focus Lens (Black) USA

You Pay: $1,750.00
Product Highlights
  • 6-Bit Coding

The Leica 50mm f/2.5 Summarit-M Lens is the standard lens in the Summarit-M class of rangefinder lenses. These Summarit-M lenses are designed to offer traditional Leica optical and mechanical excellence, while positioned at a price level below the current M ASPH lenses. With a maximum aperture of f/2.5, and by applying classical and proven spherical lens designs, these lenses provide excellent quality. These features also result in a very compact design.

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).

All letter and number engravings will be made using the traditional "Leitz-Norm" font as originally used by Leitz Wetzlar during the 1960's, and the red button on the lens mount will be true to the original color used on lenses produced since the introduction of the M mount through the 1970's.
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 quality, fast, compact and lightweight.
The 9-bladed circular aperture creates a shallow depth-of-field that brings attention to the subject and blurs the background, which is ideal for portraits and weddings.
Manufactured and marked "Made in Germany".
Filter Size 39mm
f/Stop Range 2.5-16
Minimum Focus Distance 2.6' (0.8 m)
Angle of View 47°
Groups/Elements 4/6
Length 1.3" (33mm)
Maximum Diameter 2" (51mm)
Weight 8.1 oz (230 g)
Leica 50mm f/2.5 Summarit-M Manual Focus Lens (Black)
  • Metal Front Cap
  • Rear Cap
  • Soft Lens Case
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
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    Leica50mm f/2.5 Summarit-M Manual Focus Lens (Black)
     
    4.7

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (7)

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      (3)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (8)
    • Lightweight (6)
    • Strong construction (5)
    • Consistent output (3)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (3)
      • Weddings (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

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      5.0

      great lens. learn how to set camera..

      By cday

      from br la

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Home
        • Landscape Photography
        • Portraits

        Comments about Leica 50mm f/2.5 Summarit-M Manual Focus Lens (Black):

        all around lens..

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        • No

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        5.0

        All that is promised and more

        By Jean

        from San Francisco

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Classic
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable
        • Top quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Home
          • Out and about
          • Traveling

          Comments about Leica 50mm f/2.5 Summarit-M Manual Focus Lens (Black):

          This is my first Leica camera and lens and I love it! Easy to use and the pictures are fantastic. I love the options, and once I downloaded current software to my (used) camera, the lens was perfect at every setting from mid distance to fairly close and in dim to bright light. It took me no time at all to adjust to a rangefinder and to the camera, even though I'd just glanced at the manual. Now that I've had time to study it more, my photos are even better. This is the perfect starter/only lens and I'd recommend it over and over again.

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          • No

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          (15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wonderful lens with characters

          By LT

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

          • Pricy

          Best Uses

          • Portraits

          Comments about Leica 50mm f/2.5 Summarit-M Manual Focus Lens (Black):

          I bought this lens because my budget is limited and I am not a pre-owned lenses guy (been burned before). At this price point, this will be the best Leica lens you can buy. Lots of review not favor this lens (I don't know why), but I found it is actually much better than I thought. The contrast, warm color rendition, smooth bokeh... I didn't regret to get it. If you want to get into Leica's world with limited budget, this is the one to go with. Compact to carry around, you can just load it in the pocket without heavy gear carrying bag. Add a adapter to NEX-5N, it is the best combo for portrait. Unfortunately, the hood cost you a lot and not very well constructed. It will not lock in place. Any 3rd party's 39mm screw-on hood will do the work better.

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          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Newer, sharper, lighter

          By bailpaul

          from ontario

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Excellent bokeh micro-c
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Street shooters
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Leica 50mm f/2.5 Summarit-M Manual Focus Lens (Black):

            I returned to Leica after 19 years. My old lenses were the 35 & 50 summicrons. The new summarit is the equal & seems sharper. The luscious Leica micro-contrast resembles images from an 8 by 10 view camera.

            The digital Leica sensor is nothing short of amazing and is miles better than the finest grained 35mm film. In my view, it betters many medium format films and when you add the Leica optics, the tonal range is stunning.

            This optic is fast, quiet, well-built and very light. You can pop wide and tele summarits in your jacket and still travel lighter than any other full frame kit.

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            True Leica Quality

            By The Vicar of Dibley

            from Boston, MA via Gloucestershire, UK

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Pin sharp
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Leica 50mm f/2.5 Summarit-M Manual Focus Lens (Black):

              German quality with super sharp results. I bought a Micro four-thirds adapter and use it on my Lumix GF-1 (100mm equivalent). It's a little hard to focus on that set up through the small Lumix viewfinder, but you soon adapt to it. Great portrait lens when used with the Lumix GF-1

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              The perfect all around lens

              By Humood

              from Bahrain

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast
              • Lightweight
              • Sharp

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Starter Lens
                • Travel

                Comments about Leica 50mm f/2.5 Summarit-M Manual Focus Lens (Black):

                I bought this lens for my M9 and it ended up being the most used lens. The lens is light weight which makes it ideal for travel. It is sharp and its speed is just perfect at f2.5.

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                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                High performance lens

                By M8 user

                from San Jose, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • NONE

                Best Uses

                • Street photography

                Comments about Leica 50mm f/2.5 Summarit-M Manual Focus Lens (Black):

                A very light and compact lens with excellent optical characteristics and produces very sharp images with excellent color and pleasant bokeh. The lens appears to be very well built. I accidentally dropped it from a dining table top onto floor carpeting, and observed no impact to the optical performance of the lens.

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                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Leica 50 mm

                By SKS

                from Hilo, HI

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Pricey

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Leica 50mm f/2.5 Summarit-M Manual Focus Lens (Black):

                I use the 50 mm on my Leica M9. You can't go wrong. A Leica needs a Leica. Solid build. Sharp exposures. It's expensive but I think it's essentially as good as a pricier f/2.0. [...]

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                (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                great lens

                By Matt

                from Carlsbad, CA.

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Lightweight
                • Sharp Focus
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Landscape Photography

                  Comments about Leica 50mm f/2.5 Summarit-M Manual Focus Lens (Black):

                  Did countless hours of research before settling on the 50mm Summarit. Great lens, sharp pictures, lightweight and compact. Worth the extra $$ for Leica.

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                  (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Not a budget lens.

                  By Sam

                  from West Bloomfield, MI

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Sharp Focus
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Leica 50mm f/2.5 Summarit-M Manual Focus Lens (Black):

                      Beautifully made product. Amazingly sharp with excellent contrast.

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