In this review, we will be comparing Voigtlander 50mm F1.5 and Leica Summilux-M 50mm f1.4 ASPH, two Standard Prime lenses from Voigtlander and Leica. Both lenses have the same focal range of 50mm but different max apertures: Voigtlander 50mm F1.5 has a max aperture of F1.5 while the Leica Summilux-M 50mm f1.4 ASPH has a max aperture of F1.4.
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 F1.5 and Leica Summilux-M 50mm f1.4 ASPH 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 F1.5 and the Leica Summilux-M 50mm f1.4 ASPH for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
||Voigtlander 50mm F1.5
||Leica Summilux-M 50mm f1.4 ASPH
|Street||Very Good||Very Good|
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Leica Summilux-M 50mm f1.4 ASPH is the longer of the two lenses at 53mm. The Voigtlander 50mm F1.5 with a length of 46mm is 7mm shorter. On the other hand, there is no difference between the max diameters of these lenses, both coming at 54mm.
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. Voigtlander 50mm F1.5 weighs 293g, which means it is 42g (12%) lighter than the Leica Summilux-M 50mm f1.4 ASPH which has a weight of 335g.
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 F1.5 and Leica Summilux-M 50mm f1.4 ASPH 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.