Leica R Summicron-R 50mm f/2.0 Leitz. If you’re looking to purchase this lens I always check Adorama and Ebay for good deals. It helps me if you purchase it through one of these links here in this review. When you purchase through these links it financially enables me to devote time to develop this site further. Thanks for the help! -Todd
9.3 oz (266g)
Built in Retractable Lens Hood
Rubber on Metal.
20 feet (0.5 meters).
6 blades stopping down to f/16.
Leica R Metal Mount.
f/2 Nicely sharp for wide open with only a little softness, and a little chromatic aberration and pretty good contrast.
f/2.8: Sharpens up a ton with fantastic contrast and almost no chromatic aberration.
f/3.5: Very sharp.
f/4: Sharper yet.
f/8: The beginning of a little diffraction.
There is a little bit of vignetting at f/2 and quickly clears at f/2.8 with only a hint at f/3.5 and gone by f/4
The blur is pretty decent and only a little distracting but because this lens is contrasty it seems to highlight some bokeh which can look a little distracting.
Amazingly straight with very little visible Barrel Distortion.
On MF Camera
Optics: ★ ★ ★ ★
Mechanics: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Ergonomics: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Usefulness: ★ ★ ★
Availability: ★ ★ ★
Overall: ★ ★ ★
On AF Camera
Ergonomics: ★ ★ ★ ★
Overall: ★ ★ ★
Out of 5
This lens is great, sharp when shot wide open with only a little chromatic aberration. Built like a tank with a retractable lens hood, this heavy but solid lens feels amazing to shoot.
There is very little vignetting but more barrel distortion then I had expected.
This lens still fetches for a few hundred dollars and I’m not convinced it’s worth that. However it is one of the best 50mm f/2 lenses out there as expected. I would just have trouble spending this much money on a manual focus f/2 lens when you can buy an auto focus f/1.4 lens for the same price. But if you want one you can’t go wrong. This lens is fantastic and built to last forever!
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