Sell - 50mm F1:2 Summicron or F1:1.4 Summiluxgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Leica Photography : One Thread
Do I sell Summicron or Summilux? Summicron is like new 3cam lens (mint - Canada). Summilux (Wetzlar) is 3cam well used but in perfect condition. I like the extra stop, but havn't used both lenses side by side long enough to know which will give me a better "3d" and tonal range quality. Any well heeled suggestions? thanks, Brooke
-- Brooke Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 07, 2002
I am inthe same situation, but I haven´t try a 50/1.4 yet, already have two 50/2, I may get rid of one or both for the ´lux.
I like the quality wide open of lates ´cron, I think I even prefer it to my other 50/2DR, I have a chance to buy a 50/1.4, but I will neen to get rid of one at least.
-- r watson (email@example.com), March 08, 2002.
Sorry, but I think that the question can only be answered by you. No one can answer this one.
-- Kristian (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 08, 2002.
I agree with Kristian, only you can answer this one. It depends whether that extra stop on the 'lux is important enough to you.
-- Tim Franklin (email@example.com), March 09, 2002.
If you keep both you have options. Since there is more to this than a lens speed issue, having options is a good thing! Then again, if there is an economic or space/weight need, that is a different story.
Come to think of it I have the exactly the reverse problem, no 50mm prime in my bag. So if either of you decide to part with a clean 50/1.4 or 50/2, please drop me a note!
-- Scott (PFD261@hotmail.com), March 09, 2002.
I am preparing to put one of the lens on ebay this afternoon. It is a tougher decision than I tought. From what I have found the 'cron is a little sharper at the wide aperatures, even at f2. By f8 they are both simlilar. The 'lux has the extra stop - is older and a little stiffer to focus. However, my gut says keep the extra stop of light - the rest might be splitting hairs.
-- Brooke Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 09, 2002.
I just purchased the Summilux about a week ago and was very pleasantly surprised at the results from my first roll. And the extra stop is great. No problems indoors with this lens.
I also noted the stiff focusing, but I'm sure that's just the way the "new" lens works.
Good luck on whatever you do.
-- Mark A. Waidelich (email@example.com), March 09, 2002.