Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2 Lens

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Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2 Lens
Key Features
  • Leica M-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range f/2 to f/16
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 2.3'
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A versatile all-around lens, the Summicron-M 50mm f/2 from Leica is a normal-length prime featuring a fast f/2 maximum aperture to benefit working in low-light as well as offering greater control over depth of field. A six elements, four groups optical design provides even brightness and sharpness across the image frame, and also helps to virtually eliminate distortion for clean, natural rendering. Beyond its optical performance, the lens is also compact for everyday use, its manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 2.3', and it has a built-in expandable lens hood to prevent lens flare and ghosting.
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Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2 Overview

A versatile all-around lens, the Summicron-M 50mm f/2 from Leica is a normal-length prime featuring a fast f/2 maximum aperture to benefit working in low-light as well as offering greater control over depth of field. A six elements, four groups optical design provides even brightness and sharpness across the image frame, and also helps to virtually eliminate distortion for clean, natural rendering. Beyond its optical performance, the lens is also compact for everyday use, its manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 2.3', and it has a built-in expandable lens hood to prevent lens flare and ghosting.

Versatile normal-length lens features a bright f/2 maximum aperture that benefits working in difficult lighting conditions as well as offers increased control over depth of field.
Six elements in four groups optical design promotes even edge-to-edge illumination and sharpness, as well as high contrast at all aperture positions.
Manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 2.3' away with a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:11.5.
Built-in extendable lens hood shades and protects the front element to reduce lens flare and ghosting. Additionally, the front of the lens is threaded to accept 39mm screw-in filters.
UPC: 022243118267

Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2 Specs

Focal Length50mm
Maximum Aperturef/2
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountLeica M
Angle of View47°
Minimum Focus Distance2.3' / 70 cm
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:11.5
Optical Design6 Elements in 4 Groups
Focus TypeManual Focus
Filter Size39 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)1.7 x 2.1" / 43.5 x 53 mm
Weight8.5 oz / 240 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.9 x 4.7 x 4.6"
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Is it as sharp as Leica APO Summicron-M 50mm?

Is it as sharp as Leica APO Summicron-M 50mm?
Asked by: Wesam
This is a great lens, but the APO model is still the top version with the best performance and sharpness.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-03-25

Does pairing this lens with a Leica CL provide ...

Does pairing this lens with a Leica CL provide for autofocus?
Asked by: Al
Autofocus is NOT available on any Leica M lens; Many M lenses cannot fit onto the Leica CL body. Wikipedia has a useful write-up; The best CL lenses are the original C 40 f/2, and C 90 f/4 lenses;
Answered by: Alastair
Date published: 2019-07-13

Will this fit the m6?

Will this fit the m6?
Asked by: jacinto
Yes, it will. The M 6 which I had in the past had the standard Leica M mount and all Leica M mount lens, including the fabulous Summicron 50/2 fit readily. FWIW, I would stay with the Summicron 50/2, some Leicaphiles, doubtless billionaires will ( for some regrettable Leicaphile reasons) will go for the Summilux. You do not need all that light and the DOF is very, very narro.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2019-05-17

Where is this lens made?

Where is this lens made?
Asked by: Daria
Germany
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2019-04-23

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Can the built-in extendable lens hood be used with a filter or are there problems like in the Summilux-M 50?
Asked by: Lorenzo G.
I use a Leica UVA 39mm filter on this lens and there is no interference or issue with the extendable hood. If you were to use a filter that, for some reason, is wider than a standard, you would need to keep the hood retracted.
Answered by: Alex O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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It is 6-bit coded?
Asked by: Peter K.
Yes, my Summicro-M 50mm F2 Lens is 6-bit coded. Kevin S.
Answered by: Kevin S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Can it be used on a Nikon D810?
Asked by: Anonymous
what kind of ink cartridge dow this use?
Answered by: peter c.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Will the 50mm f/2.0 Summicron M (6-bit version) work with a Leica M3?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes; the coding makes no difference on a film body
Answered by: Wilbur C.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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