Last night I packed up the trusty M9 and threw on the Canon 50mm f/1.4 LTM. This “Japanese Summilux” is such a bargain. You’re getting a fast 50mm lens for a tiny fraction of the price of Leica’s equivalent. Granted, Leica’s 50mm Summilux is outstanding, but it’s not in everyone’s budget.
Right now, M8 and M9 bodies are relatively inexpensive compared to their current equivalents and some still even prefer the CCD found in these two bodies over the current series of M bodies. In contrast, the 50mm Summilux lenses have remained prohibitively expensive. If you want to try out the rangefinder experience, now is a great time to pick up a used M9 and a $200 Japanese Summilux.
All of the images in this post, with the exception of the black and white image & the painted wall, were converted from DNG files and treated with VSCO’s Kodak Portra film simulation.
6 thoughts on “Photo Walk: Leica M9 and the Canon 50mm f/1.4 LTM (Japanese Summilux)”
These are really nice. What ISO are you using for your night shots? I’ve hardly ever gone above ISO 800 personally with the M9.
Thanks. I’m usually hard pressed to push beyond ISO800 too. I find that black and white images tend to have a little more headroom with ISO latitude. BTW – The images have been updated with ISO information.
Nice photos. Would love to join you on one of those night time photo walks.
Gotta love the 50mm, nice shots. Well done Steve.
Thank you, it’s a great lens.
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