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    Fun with the Leica 50mm APO Summicron-M lens

    Now that Leica are shipping the flare-fixed 50mm APO-Summicron-M I thought we should start posting photos taken with this extraordinary lens.

    Mine's on the way, so please post-away!

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    Re: Fun with the Leica 50mm APO Summicron-M lens

    I'll kick it off. These were taken with the lens soon after it was initially delivered March of 2013. Subsequently it went to Solms for the flare problem. B&W with the MM, color with the M.













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    Re: Fun with the Leica 50mm APO Summicron-M lens

    M + 50 APO








    M9 + 50 APO

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    Re: Fun with the Leica 50mm APO Summicron-M lens

    Yay ! great news. Looking forward to seeing more uploads so that I drool a bit more from the mouth. Would love to get this lens.

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    Re: Fun with the Leica 50mm APO Summicron-M lens

    MM + 50mm AA, a slight crop


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    Re: Fun with the Leica 50mm APO Summicron-M lens

    mono + 50 apo wide open

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    Re: Fun with the Leica 50mm APO Summicron-M lens

    I'll bite

    With the MM, it might be the sharpest lens/camera combo I have ever encountered:











    Nice OOF too:



    Makes for a lovely portrait lens:


    Smooth, yet sharp:
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    Re: Fun with the Leica 50mm APO Summicron-M lens

    Though I did get it to flare in horribly harsh sidelighting...a convenient coincidence in this particular instance

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    Re: Fun with the Leica 50mm APO Summicron-M lens

    I would love to shoot this lens against my Lux ASPH because I can't see any advantage with the AA. At least not on these posted images.

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    Re: Fun with the Leica 50mm APO Summicron-M lens

    It's hard to tell any differences in any lenses with on-screen JPEGs. If you look at the original images on a big display or print them you'll see the difference. Steve Huff is getting ready to show some comparisons with the 50 lux in his multi-part review.
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