Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/11/30

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Subject: [Leica] Re: 50-M Summicron vs Summilux
From: George Huczek <>
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 05:41:14 -0600

At 08:17 PM 29/11/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Is it worth the extra money to buy the latest version of the 50mm-M
>Summilux over the Summicron? I want the extra f-stop, but do I lose
>sharpness at the wider apertures?
Not noticeably.  It gets slightly softer at the corners wide open, but
there isn't the drastic light falloff as with the Noctilux.  The latest
Summilux is a good low-light compromise if you only plan to use one 50mm lens.