I came across a deal for a 50mm Summilux the last time I was in Tokyo and finally picked up a lens I’ve wanted for a few years. I was quite happy with the 50mm Summicron and played around with an old 50mm Canon FD LTM, but always wanted the Summilux.
Most of the time the 28mm Summicron lives on the camera, but there have been a few times I’ve wanted something with a little more reach a bit more speed. This 50 will fit the bill nicely.
Like the 50mm Summicron, it has a built-in hood, but unlike the Summicron this one locks in place. Another benefit, for me, is the addition of a focusing tab, something the Summicron lacked.
The lens has only been mounted a few times, but the times I’ve mounted it, it has performed as you’d expect, flawlessly. Leica makes some beautiful 50s and this one is no exception.