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Leica Summilux-R 50 mm f/ 1.4 Lens

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Leica Summilux-R 50 mm f/ 1.4 lens

Leica Summilux-R 50 mm f/ 1.4 lens

Leica Summilux-R 50 mm f/ 1.4 lens

Leica Summilux-R 50 mm f/ 1.4 lens


Leica Summilux-R 50 mm f/ 1.4 MTF Chart

Optical design

Leica Summilux-R 50 mm f/ 1.4 optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Leica R

First year of production: 1970

Last year of production: 2009

Optical design: 8 elements in 7 groups

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Average price: $1410


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Additional information:


The Leica Summilux-R 50mm f/1.4  is an ultra fast standard lens for Leica R SLR cameras.

It was available in two optically different variants:

  • 7 elements in 6 groups (E55), manufactured   from December 1970  to 1995 in  four finishes. E55 or  S7 filters; 6-blade aperture.
  • 8 elements in 7 groups (E60), produced from 1997 to 2009. E60 filters; 8-blade aperture.

The photos and price are given for the 1st version of the lens; the lens' specifications, brochure and MTF charts  - for the 2nd version.

The 2nd version is three times as expensive at foreign auctions.

Posted by: tormentor   Date of publication: 17.02.2013

Mechanical quality5.005
Optical quality5.005
Pricing / Value3.005
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