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Used Leica 50mm F1.4 Summilux-R Standard Lens


  • New Or Secondhand: Secondhand
  • Condition: Excellent ++*
  • Location: London
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  • Fitting: Leica R
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  • Standard Prime

Product code: B001019606

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Used Leica 50mm F1.4 Summilux-R Standard Lens


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Product Details

What is the condition like of this used item?

The condition of this item has been described as:


  • Slight signs of use
  • Full working order
  • No obvious cosmetic marks
  • No additional markings & odour free
  • Smooth zoom/focus movement (Lenses only)
  • There is a small ammount of dust in the internal elelments, but nothing that will affect the quality of the images.

The Summilux-R 50mm 1.4 was produced for the now discontinued Leica R line of SLR cameras. Developed by Heinz Marquardt in 1967, the Summilux-R had a very long production run, ranging from 1970 to 2009. In total over 35,000 copies of the Summilux 50 were manufactured for the Leica R cameras.

The Summilux-R is a superb 50mm prime lens, offering sharpness, top built quality, excellent contrast, nice colours and versatility. Flare and coma are almost completely eliminated.

The 50mm Summilux is a really good 50mm prime lens. This lens is very sharp and the image quality you obtain is very good at all aperture settings. The Summilux is one of those lenses that will deliver a decent picture with almost any setting. Wide open you obtain a nice shallow backdrop and a lot of sharpness on your subject, especially in the centre. The Summilux is not only sharp it also offers a lot of contrast, making for images that are clear and full of details. When you close the aperture, more and more details emerge. I would argue that the sharpness is almost on par with modern lenses, at least once you close the aperture a bit. The Summilux is both good for portraiture and landscape photography.

The Summilux-R is also very easy to use. Focusing and aperture (with clicks) controls are smooth and are where you would want them to be on a lens. I also really enjoyed the Summilux because the images are good “straight out of the camera”: no time consuming post processing required. This makes for fast shooting and quick results. Ideal for street photography.

  • Includes Leica E55 UVa filter.

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