Hands On: The Leica 50mm Summicron-M ASPH & SL2

Hands On: The Leica 50mm Summicron-M ASPH & SL2

The 50mm f2 Summicron-SL ASPH is the perfect daily lens that suits almost all photographic situations. The standard 50mm focal length enables fascinating still and moving images for portraits, street, or travel photography. Additionally, thanks to its compact size as well as quick, precise, and silent autofocus, this combination makes for a perfect everyday kit or video use!

Slimming Down the Leica SL2

What makes the 50mm Summicron-SL so fascinating to use is it actually makes the heavy-duty professional SL2 feel a bit slimmed down. The optic is light and fast, and carrying this combo around the streets of SF didn't seem to be overtly large or cumbersome.

The "Standard" Focal Length With More Than Standard Options

In addition, using the 50mm focal length can lend itself to a wide range of possibilities when cropping using the Leica SL2 camera's 47mp much like one would on the Leica Q or M cameras, but with a 50mm focal length achieving 75mm or 90mm fields of view via cropping while still getting a high-resolution image is a breeze. 

The Look and Feel of a Classic Leica 50mm with Snappy Autofocus

The 50mm Summicron-SL ASPH may get overshadowed by it's faster sibling, the Summilux-SL, and its more clinical APO-Summicron-SL, but rest assured this is a Leica lens through and through. It renders and feels like a classic Leica prime. This classic look and feel achieved in the final results are only made even better when combined with the quick autofocus (quicker than it's more expensive counterparts). Saying this is a good option for someone looking for a 50mm Leica Q3 would be an accurate statement! 

A Few Frames With the Leica SL2 & 50mm F2 Summicron-SL ASPH

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