Test: Leica 50mm Summilux vs. Undisclosed Lens #7.

2018, 7Artisans 50mm f/1.1, Inspiration, Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4, Leica M10, Q&A, Teaching point

Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH vs. Undisclosed Lens #7.

(EDIT January 4, 2018 I have revealed the identify of Lens #7 here.)

  • Both lenses mounted on a Leica M10
  • @ f/1.4
  • @ minimum 0.7 m focus distance (nonetheless, notice the field of view difference)
  • Identical default sharpening settings in Lightroom
  • No post-processing (nonetheless, notice colour differences)


Entire scene (please click on image to enlarge):

100% centre crop (please click on image to enlarge):

Which one is “superior”?:

Clearly the Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH.

Will I still continue to use Undisclosed Lens #7?:

Yes.  I value this lens for its “flaws”.


14 thoughts on “Test: Leica 50mm Summilux vs. Undisclosed Lens #7.

  1. Okay now I’m confused.

    Admittedly, I thought #7 was a long lens, but it is clearly wider…say 40mm? (Is the Nokton back?)

    Anyway, the images have been very enjoyable (you are clearly inspired again!) and the so-called “flaws” quite beautiful…so keep it up!

    1. I was going to say the same Dave. (Either a 28 or 35 FL, hard to tell). If it is the 28 7Artisans, I might pick one up, as it not as sharp as the Lux, but for the money, not bad & the colours are V nice.

    1. great Peter. If it is the 7Artisans 28, can you give a little mini review of it on the M10? By the way, very pleased you’ve decided not to stop, as it just wouldn’t be the same without you! P.s. Can you go for some more walkies (further than 200ft of yr house) and do some more street stuff, as then it would be like the good ol days 😉 Happy 2019

  2. Well it feels like a 40mm, but I do not think it is the 40mm/f1.4 because it does not have the oof rendering of that lens…

  3. I picked up the 7artisans 28 1.4. I have the 50 1.1 and the 35f2. I can’t say I absolutely love them, but I do appreciate what they can offer. I don’t think the fov is right for a 28mm for this #7. I should probably see some feet or the edge of a table at the same distance as a 50.

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