In this review, we will be comparing Voigtlander 50mm F1.1 and Leica Summicron-M 50mm f2, two Standard Prime lenses from Voigtlander and Leica. Both lenses have the same focal range of 50mm but different max apertures: Voigtlander 50mm F1.1 has a max aperture of F1.1 while the Leica Summicron-M 50mm f2 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 Voigtlander 50mm F1.1 and Leica Summicron-M 50mm f2 lenses good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Voigtlander 50mm F1.1 and the Leica Summicron-M 50mm f2 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
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|Street||Very Good||Very Good|
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Voigtlander 50mm F1.1 is the longer of the two lenses at 57mm. The Leica Summicron-M 50mm f2 with a length of 44mm is 13mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Voigtlander 50mm F1.1 also has a larger diameter of 70mm compared to Leica Summicron-M 50mm f2's 53mm 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 Summicron-M 50mm f2 weighs 240g, 43% (188g) lighter than the Voigtlander 50mm F1.1's weight of 428g.
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 Voigtlander 50mm F1.1 and Leica Summicron-M 50mm f2 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.