It’s been a while since I have done some gear talk.
I try not to be one of those whose do unboxing and preview of products that just hit the shelves but rather sharing some feedback on used gears on real assignments.
This post is about a new piece of gear that I just acquired, lucky me, and have done some walking-and-shooting with it.
The images below are taken from, for illustration, my iPhone 6.
The reference images are taken with a Leica M240 with the 35mm f/1.4 Summilux FLE
The last set of images are the photos taken with the same Leica M 240, mounted with the newly released Leica M 50mm Summarit f/2.4.
I have tried, in store, a black version and decided to go with a silver for my purchase.
The awesomeness of shooting with prime lenses, especially with Leica glass, is the speed (fast aperture). The 50mm Summarit is not what I would qualify as a “fast” lens, due to its aperture of f/2.4, but it is so compact and also razor sharp across all aperture, I have no trouble locking this lens on maximum aperture and hit the road.
No compromise, the Leica glass holds all its promises and legacy. The 3D effect is more than ubiquitous and, man.. This little one if to become one of my most used lens, from now on.
All Leica lenses, in particular the M mount, are razor sharp but I found myself hit and miss the focus with using my Summilux lenses (f/1.4).
This little guy has a bit more depth of field to it (maximum aperture of f/2.4 remember..?) makes it a tad easier to quickly focus, at least for me.
Check out how sexy it is mounted on the Leica M240.
What is your preference? Black or Silver? Click to enlarge.
First set, iPhone 6. How hot does it looks.
Second set, Leica M240 and 35mm f/1.4 Summilux FLE. The reference, wide open.
Third set, Leica M240 and 50mm Summarit f/2.4. The ONE, Black and Silver edition.
1. Black edition. In store.
2. Silver edition. In the streets of Melbourne.
Bonus: un-edited out-of-camera full size. Personal and private use only: 5976 x 3992 pixels. Click to enlarge.4