Some Leica 50 Summilux ASPH Love…
It’s hump day so I figured I would take us up and over the hump with some shots from the Leica M9 and 50 Summilux ASPH at 1.4. I received this lens a few days ago, and have been having some fun with it around the house testing it out. My son, who has been my #1 model lately for camera and lens tests agreed to spray his hair up just to be goofy and to let me take some shots. I wanted to make sure the M9 and 50 were focusing properly as I have had my share of focus issues with this lens in the past. The good news is that it focused just about perfectly. The depth of field at 1.4 with a 50 and at the minimum focus distance is razor thin, so I was very happy with these results, even if they were just for fun shots :)
This is the first time shooting this lens on the M9 and wow, what can I say. For those who are not aware, many consider this the best 50mm lens made today. Sure we have the 50 Noctilux at $15,500 but for all out versatility, the 50 Summilux ASPH wins. It has a mix of size, amazing 1.4 performance and a character to die for. If you want that creamy, dreamy look there is no substitute!
I will eventually re-review this lens with images from the M9, M8 and MP but I am waiting for a few weeks do I can take it out and get some worthwhile images. I know there are still a ton of you waiting for this lens but I hear that supply may be getting better at the end of this month so let’s hope so!
I plan on a few trips in the next two weeks where I will be taking this lens along as well as a couple of other cameras and I can’t wait!
ALL THREE – M9/50 Lux ASPH at 1.4 – Converted to B&W with Nik Silver Efex Pro
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