5DII to M9 In need of urgent help with lenses

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Pierre from Sweden
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Re: 50/2.0 Summicron vs 50/1.4 Summilux
In reply to zigorus, Apr 11, 2012

50/2.0 Summicron vs 50/1.4 Summilux

Thanks vk2109 and zigorus,

I really like 50 and 35. I have used both as my only lens for long 4-6 weeks family vacations.

Having only the 50 at times I wished for a 35 for some shots especially when taking a few steps back simply was not possible, this made me miss some shots in old cities like Paris, at Eurodisney and at Efteling (theme park).

Having only the 35 I sometimes wished for my 50 but I never missed out on a shot as I could always take a few steps forward to get a better tighter framing.

50 vs 35 is an endless discussion. Both are near the real normal and I will eventually own both FLs as I like them both.

My wife now asks what is wrong with the little 50/2.0 Summicron?

Some say Half the price, smaller sharper and lighter than the 50/1.4 Summilux.

The two advantages of the Summilux that I find is: One stop faster at 1.4 and smooth boke.

Are there more advantages to the Summilux or the Summicron? Any disadvantages to either lens other than cost, size or weight?

Best Regards

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 Canon EOS 20D Canon EOS 6D Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH +4 more
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