Worth the Hype? – Summicron-R 50mm f/2

3 thoughts on “Worth the Hype? – Summicron-R 50mm f/2”

  1. Zuiko OM 1.4/50 vs Leitz Summilux R 1.4/50

    imho, it is not worth the hype. see the mtf results per the link above. the Leica is no better than a Zuiko for the same vintage. in fact, the Zuiko has better, accurate colours. from visual comparisons, I woudl say other brands also compare very favourably.


    1. And why do you show the MTF values for the Summilux-R when my post is about a Summicron-R? The Summicron is a completely different design and much cheaper than the Summilux. Also, from what I’ve seen so far, the Summicron produces better bokeh and the sharpness is far superior to the Zuiko that I have tested.

      Lastly, it’s possible that they compared a rather modern Zuiko design to the first generation Summilux, isn’t it? After all, they replaced those lenses quite regularly.


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