Leica Showcase Zeiss 50mm 1.5 C-Sonnar

serhan

All-Pro
May 7, 2011
NYC
You have to watch the field curvature on Sony depending on what you shoot (also adapter might add some error too)...

Every now and then I give in to a GAS spike when I see pictures with this lens and check the local auction site. It seems to work well on a Sony FF body too, so I might break down when a nice deal comes along. No focus shift troubles for me!
Old shots, ZM 50mm wide open on A7R:
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You can check the corners ZM vs Sony Zeiss 55mm Sonnar (shot on different days)
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ZM 50 is a lovely lens for portraits... On A7 II, real cat eyes vs wide open bokeh:)
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You have to watch the field curvature on Sony depending on what you shoot (also adapter might add some error too)...



Old shots, ZM 50mm wide open on A7R:
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You can check the corners ZM vs Sony Zeiss 55mm Sonnar (shot on different days)
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ZM 50 is a lovely lens for portraits... On A7 II, real cat eyes vs wide open bokeh:)
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I remember those, especially the first two, beautiful.
 

rayvonn

Hall of Famer
Jan 19, 2015
That's a great shot ... wonderful use of the lens's characteristics.

Just when I thought I'd have all 50mm lenses I needed ... (well, honestly, I'm quite happy that I like my Voigtländer 50mm f/1.5 so much, or I'd be unable to resist the lure of the Sonnar).

M.
Many thanks Matt. I will be looking to get another 50mm in the next 12 months that will render uniquely to any gear released in the last 5 to 10 years, for example a Summicron iv or early/ pre asph Summilux (not the current versions). But not to replace the Sonnar, that will never happen, for me, nothing renders like it on an M.
 

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