In this review, we will be comparing Leica Summarit-M 50mm F2.4 ASPH and Voigtlander 50mm F1.5, two Standard Prime lenses from Leica and Voigtlander. 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 Voigtlander 50mm F1.5 has a max aperture of F1.5.
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 Voigtlander 50mm F1.5 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 Voigtlander 50mm F1.5 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
||Leica Summarit-M 50mm F2.4 ASPH
||Voigtlander 50mm F1.5
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Voigtlander 50mm F1.5 is the longer of the two lenses at 46mm. The Leica Summarit-M 50mm F2.4 ASPH with a length of 33mm is 13mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Voigtlander 50mm F1.5 also has a larger diameter of 54mm compared to Leica Summarit-M 50mm F2.4 ASPH's 52mm diameter.
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 188g (64%) lighter than the Voigtlander 50mm F1.5 which has a weight of 293g.
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 Voigtlander 50mm F1.5 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.