In this review, we will be comparing Leica Summarit-M 50mm F2.4 ASPH and Carl Zeiss Planar T2/50 ZM, two Standard Prime lenses from Leica and Zeiss. Both lenses have the same focal range of 50mm but different max apertures: Leica Summarit-M 50mm F2.4 ASPH has a max aperture of F2.4 while the Carl Zeiss Planar T2/50 ZM has a max aperture of F2.0.
We will start with briefly looking and the main specs of these two lenses and in the section, we will start analyzing in more detail and list the pros and cons of each lenses.
What type of photography are the Leica Summarit-M 50mm F2.4 ASPH and Carl Zeiss Planar T2/50 ZM lenses good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Leica Summarit-M 50mm F2.4 ASPH and the Carl Zeiss Planar T2/50 ZM for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
||Leica Summarit-M 50mm F2.4 ASPH
||Carl Zeiss Planar T2/50 ZM
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Carl Zeiss Planar T2/50 ZM is the longer of the two lenses at 68mm. The Leica Summarit-M 50mm F2.4 ASPH with a length of 33mm is 35mm shorter. On the other hand, there is no difference between the max diameters of these lenses, both coming at 52mm.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Leica Summarit-M 50mm F2.4 ASPH weighs 105g, which means it is 125g (54%) lighter than the Carl Zeiss Planar T2/50 ZM which has a weight of 230g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Standard Prime Lenses in Leica M Mount for size comparison purposes.
Standard Prime Lenses in Leica M Mount for Size Comparison
Both Leica Summarit-M 50mm F2.4 ASPH and Carl Zeiss Planar T2/50 ZM has the same Leica M lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Leica M lenses are Leica M11, Leica M10 and Leica M Typ 262.