The Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4.

This is the one lens I always come back to, whenever I foolishly part with it for the latest and greatest.

If ever write a review about the Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4, I will include the table below, which I put together using data from

If there is another 50mm lens out there that better balances performance, speed, size — and (gasp!) even price — I haven’t seen it.


(click the table for a larger view)



3 thoughts on “The Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4.

  1. No, this post doesn’t mean that I sold and bought it again, or that I’m about to sell it again.

    I’m just enjoying having it, and was contemplating writing a review about it someday…. but not this day.

  2. Ian says:

    Yeah it’s the best value all round.

  3. kdghantous says:

    I think there’s something wrong with the chart. The Otus has more resolving power than the ASPH Summilux.

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