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'
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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Date published: 2021-04-24

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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;
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If I use it with an adaptor for a Sony Alpha a7 will I lose stops?
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This will depend on the adapter specs. Please email [email protected]<a href= http://BHPhoto.com target= _blank >BHPhoto.com</a> with which adapter you would like to use for further assistance.
Answered by: Dana G.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Is it as sharp as Leica APO Summicron-M 50mm?

Is it as sharp as Leica APO Summicron-M 50mm?
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Even a M6 TTL 0.85?
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Can it be used on a Nikon D810?
Asked by: Anonymous
This is not compatible with the Nikon D810.
Answered by: Dana G.
Date published: 2019-10-10

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Does it work with a full-frame camera?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, it works on all M-Mount cameras, both film (Voigtlanders, Leica M7 or similar) and digital (Leica M9, M240, etc). It also works with adaptors on other mounts, I've tried with the Sony E-mount with Full Frame A7-series, and no problems. I don't know if they work with adapter in DSLR cameras due the flange distance to the sensor.
Answered by: PABLO H.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Will it work with my Alpha a7 Mirrorless Digital Camera?
Asked by: Martha Lucia S.
The 50mm F2 Summicron is one of Leica best lens and low cost. If you like the FL, it may be a lens you always use. It is small, fast and sharp. It will work very well with the Sonys.
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Date published: 2018-08-28
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