VERSUS // Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.5 vs Leica Summarit-M 50mm f/2.5

Another quick comparison of the Voigtlander Nokton 50mm and the Leica Summarit-M f/2.5 both at f/2.8, 1/60th, ISO 400 on the Leica M Typ 240.

We were surprised to see just how incredibly close they are in contrast, colour and bokeh quality.

Portrait processed with VSCO Kodak Portra 400 and Tri-X. All settings neutral otherwise. There's almost no difference.

GEAR REVIEW // Leica M-P 240 & Voigtlander 50mm Nokton f/1.1 -


Leica lenses are legendary and durable yet some of these legendary lenses are beyond most people's budgets. For example, Leica Noctilux with an aperture of f/0.95 sells over 4 digits in U.S. dollar terms. Of course, there can only be a limited number of these amazing lenses in production which of course results in a production cost that some would consider expensive or unattainable.

Personally, I feel there is nothing like a Leica Noctilux whether it is made in the 60's or now. They provide a tool that no other lens can provide with an aperture setting of f/0.95 one can attain a very shallow depth of field. For most everyday users this option may not be very exciting feature, especially if one is using this lens at apertures other then widest f stop. 


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