Differences Between Summilux 1.4s

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David Kieltyka
David Kieltyka Veteran Member • Posts: 5,824
Re: Differences Between Summilux 1.4s

LCT wrote:

There have been five (or more?) variants of the Summilux 50/1.4 asph IINW. The black version (11891) has been launched in 2004 and the silver one (11892) in 2006. The special edition LHSA came out in 2005 with black paint (11627) and silver (11628) coatings. Then the black chrome (11688) which is a limited edition of 500 pieces in 2015. All share the same optics AFAIK hence including one apo element according to D. Farkas quoting P. Karbe below. My experience is limited to 11891 though.

IMO the only meaningful difference among the variants (unless you must have particular cosmetics) is the old-style knurled focus ring on the limited editions. I love me a focus ring on a 50mm lens so I have the black chrome version featuring it.

Oh, the old-style version has a 43mm filter thread too per the original.


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