If I were to take one lens only to a random place, it would probably be this lens. The Leica 50 Summicron is all you could ever want as a documentary, portrait, wedding and street photographer.
I could end my review with that, but I think you might like to know why I love the 50 Summicron so much.
I switched to the Leica M system almost five years ago and my first M was an M6. I bought that camera because I wanted to know if the rangefinder system could work for me as a documentary wedding photographer. Within one week I knew it would work, even though I hadn’t seen a single shot from the M6. I just loved the system and the intuitive layout of the camera. I decided to buy a digital M and a few weeks later, I bought my first M9. I also bought an uncoded 50 Summicron with it, since the M6 came with a very old Leica 90 tele-Elmarit lens and I needed something shorter. That’s where the journey took of.