Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/03/25

[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]

Subject: [Leica] Seeking a new 50
From: scott at (Scott McLoughlin)
Date: Fri Mar 25 10:46:45 2005
References: <> <>

Hmmm. There's that current Elmar-M and the penultimate Lux
popping  up in the list again....


Will von Dauster wrote:

> Scott,
> I have had and used pretty much every Leica made 50mm except the 
> Noctiluxes, and all have some pluses and minuses. But the three 50s I 
> have kept are the last pre-asph Summilux, the current Elmar-M, and a 
> 1950 Elmar f3.5. The Elmar-M is usable, in my experience, wide open. 
> But if I had to grab one 50mm for an assignment, it would be the 
> Summilux.
> Hope this helps.
> Will von Dauster
> ---------------------------------
> Boulder, Colorado
> ---------------------------------
> On Mar 25, 2005, at 3:54 AM, Scott McLoughlin wrote:
>> I guess my M-mount candidates are the current Summicron, the pre-ASPH 
>> Summilux and the Elmar-M.
>> The Elmar-M is a tessar based design like my Nikon 45P, so wonder if 
>> that is what I'm looking for. It's a little slow, but then I can 
>> always shoot HP5 at EI 800, or go out and buy a really fast 35 Lux :-)
>> The Summicron is the summicron. I read that close-up performance is 
>> excellent. Is this a "do no wrong" 50mm legendary lens.
>> And then the Lux. Don't know much about this one. Most discussions 
>> talk about it's low-light performance, but I do hear mention of a 
>> beloved "look."  I'd like to learn more about this one.
> _______________________________________________
> Leica Users Group.
> See for more information

In reply to: Message from scott at (Scott McLoughlin) ([Leica] Seeking a new 50)
Message from vondauster at (Will von Dauster) ([Leica] Seeking a new 50)