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LeicaAPO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0 ASPH Lens
 
5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Consistent output (3)
  • Lightweight (3)
  • Strong construction (3)

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A lot of technical in a small package.

      By David C. Baker

      from Nashville, TN

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0 ASPH Lens:

        When I put this on my 240 and walk outside the hotel to capture images, I feel like I'm holding a camera. When I dissect the images back i the hotel room, I feel like I'm looking at a better version of reality than exists. I do love the natural light falloff of the f/0.95, but for perfect images with contrast and clarity, this is the best lens I've shot with on my Leica.

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        5.0

        The Perfect 50mm

        By Gleica

        from DC

        Comments about Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0 ASPH Lens:

        Absolutely the sharpest lens. Beautiful in every way.

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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Expensive BUT Worth Every Penny

        By Chadwick C

        from Vancouver, BC

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0 ASPH Lens:

            Leica is not cheap , definitely not the best bang for your buck . However being a long time Leica user , and shooting Noctilux , Summilux 50 for few years. I came across this lens . Now it is my favorite lens, sharpness all corners, colors , vignetting is just way better than the other lens, even Noctilux . Leica has perfected this lens which no other manufacturer has . Not only it is a keeper , I am sure it will go up in value . I have used this lens on M9-P , MonoChrom , and M240 . I sense this lens go beyond M240's limit.

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            (6 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            An outstanding lens in all aspects

            By Markie

            from Philly, PA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0 ASPH Lens:

              A lightweight lens with extraordinary optics (by report tests) and real-world capture by me. The feel, fit and finish of the lens is beyond all my very high expectations. I appreciate the fancy metal lens cover and lockable built-in lens hood. This is one piece of glass I KNOW will be in my camera back for LIFE. I am in the unique position to own both the new 50mm summilux and the 50mm 0.95 noctilux. And therefore, able to compare. [There is a great youtube video by Steve Huff showing this comparison as well]. Of the three 50's, the summilux is probably the most "reasonable" when it comes to price vs optics. The weight of the noctilux is very high compared to the other two. The noctilux does have some chromatic aberration that I have not seen on this lens. But, of course, the noctilux out performs the others in the near darkness. At the present time, this lens is still "new" for me. I have tried it on the Monochrom and M9 so far. The M 240 will be next. I will need a longer period of time to experiment with this new APO summicron version, however, I am certain that it's great advertizing claims will be born out in the end. While I am still in shock over the uber-high price, I do not believe I will EVER have buyer's remorse.If you have the opportunity to try this lens, DON'T!!! It will be very hard to return it due to it's favorable size, weight, and optics. YOU WILL WANT TO BUY IT. The price tag is very steep and the wait is still very long. [Mine was 6 months]. If, on the other hand, you ARE in the market for such a beast, think no more...venture no further...you have found near perfection!

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              5.0

              My Wife hate this lens!

              By Nuttawut

              from bsngkok, Thailand

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Pricy

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Portraits
              • Traveling

              Comments about Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0 ASPH Lens:

              I've just got my APO 50 Sumicron in June 2013. Try it with my old M9 and new M 240 and my friends' M Monochrome. I love my 50 Sumilux, but this new APO 50 is so unbelievably good. Soft bokeh, nice contrast, and super sharp. My wife hates this lens, too many wrinkles on her photo! No wonder, it's very hard to get one in the market. Must have!

              Nuttawut
              Bangkok

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              5.0

              image consistency and clarity

              By Rangefinder

              from New York, NY

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape Photography
                • Portraits
                • Studio
                • Traveling

                Comments about Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0 ASPH Lens:

                Could it cost less? Probably not.

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                • No

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