Sell - 50mm F1:2 Summicron or F1:1.4 Summilux : 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 (, 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 (, March 08, 2002.

Sorry, but I think that the question can only be answered by you. No one can answer this one.

-- Kristian (, 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 (, March 09, 2002.

Choices, choices!

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 (, 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 (, 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 (, March 09, 2002.

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