Leica M and Which 50mm?

Interesting little comparison for the eyes that can see, kindly provided by Dr. Ulrich Rohde. Looks like you get what you pay for and the APO Summicron takes the trophy. The more gently rendering Zeiss second, maybe? No surprises about the regular Summicron.

Zeiss 50mm F2 | Dr. Ulrich Rohde
Zeiss 50mm F2 | Dr. Ulrich Rohde
Summicron 50mm | Dr. Ulrich Rohde
Summicron 50mm | Dr. Ulrich Rohde
Summilux 50mm | Dr. Ulrich Rohde
Summilux 50mm | Dr. Ulrich Rohde
APO Summicron | Dr. Ulrich Rohde
APO Summicron | Dr. Ulrich Rohde



  • Bengt Nyman

    Agreed,

    However, neither impresses compared to a portrait taken with a Nikon D800E with an AF-S Nikkor 85mm 1:1.4G, or a Sigma 35mm 1:1.4 DG A.

  • Geoffrey James

    I find these little tests completely useless. Dr Rohde is not a photographer, and the differences between this series of non-portraits are minuscule.