Leica Showcase Sunset walk with the 50mm Summilux ASPH - First!


Briefly checked Craig's List on Saturday, oh heck, search on "Leica."

50mm Summilux ASPH, 2011, great condition, 1/3 lower than prevailing used prices. Case, box, Leica UV filter.

Erm ... Heh?

Met at a coffee shop, checked the lens, paid the man.

Here is my first sunset walk with it. Yes ... this is a great lens. Which is a bit of an understatement. Here are some of the shots.


zeus besties
by Carl B, on Flickr


zeus ponders his domain
by Carl B, on Flickr


unfair lens test - but fun
by Carl B, on Flickr


northwoods sunset
by Carl B, on Flickr


return of scout
by Carl B, on Flickr


sunset fire dies out
by Carl B, on Flickr


zeus and his besties
by Carl B, on Flickr
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Thanks Vince and Brian. But it goes to show - be careful when looking on eBay or Buy/Sell forums or Craigslist. If you see a great deal, act or regret you didn't. Or do act, and wonder what you just did to the budget, heh!

Yes, this is a great lens. I'm surprised with how small it is compared to the Canon FD f1.4, which isn't huge to start with.
The Canon 50/1.4 FD and second version FL: long drawn out optical path to minimize spherical aberration... Aspherical optics accomplish the same purpose with fewer elements and less path...

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