Got my 50 Summilux ASPH today in the mail. Had about an hour to use it... Tomorrow I'll get to use it a lot more in St. Louis.
So far I have to say I'm very disappointed. I can NOT get an in focus shot. I've taken a lot of photos with it too. What's odd is even with a higher shutter speed I can't see an area of the photo that's really sharp at all, if the lens was back focusing or front focusing i would see an area somewhat close to what I thought I focused on, well in focus.
I forgot to put on my UV/IR filter so the color hasn't been right, but that's my fault, I'll do that tomorrow.
If it is just a problem with this particular lens then I can send it back and just buy one new instead of used, but I'm not sure I'll do that because of an unexpected negative... Focus throw... Maybe I didn't do enough research, but I had no idea how stiff the focusing was and how big the focus throw is... It feels like it takes forever to focus on anything. I'm used to shorter focus through like the 35 summarit.
What 50mm lenses have a much shorter focus throw than the 50 Summilux ASPH? I want something closer to the 35 summarit for focus throw although a little more focus throw is fine. Also, how is the focus throw on the 28 summicron asph? 35 summilux fle?