Leica Summilux-M 50mm f1.4 ASPH
Handling and Operation
Built to accommodate an image angle that likens itself to the human eye the 50mm Summilux-M F/1.4 ASPH will be useful for just about any photographic situation. Known for its extremely wide maximum aperture the 50mm Summilux-M is the perfect lens for available light shooting. When combined with Leica’s newer CMOS sensors the 50mm Summilux-M is a powerful lowlight tool. The Summilux-M also excels at subject separation and image compression for those “dreamy” out of focus backgrounds and almost three dimensional subjects.
The Summilux-M lenses are the best fast primes on the market. Engineered and built by the optical specialists in Wetzlar, Germany the Summilux-M is crafted with the utmost care. The 50mm Summilux-M F/1.4 renders images with natural colors, fantastic sharpness, and high contrast. The Summilux-M also features floating real element making close focusing easier and sharpening frame edges. The Summilux-M also features an aspherical lens giving the Summilux-M lenses the least amount of optical issues such as aberrations which are common in some fast primes.
Fit and Finish
Despite advanced optical engineering, and great maximum aperture, the 50mm still very portable, making it a perfect lens to leave on your camera at all times. The Summilux-M is very convenient for regular carrying and shooting, and balances very well with the Leica M cameras. Built to last a lifetime, the 50mm Summilux features an anodized finish giving this lens and extremely durable coating. You will also find that this lens has a built in collapsible hood removing the need to cumbersome external hoods. This lens also includes a leather case for safe transportation.