Leica APO 50mm f2 ASPH is a Fixed aperture Manual Focus (MF) Standard Prime
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Leica M mount cameras.
What type of photography is the Leica APO 50mm f2 ASPH lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Leica APO 50mm f2 ASPH is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Lenses in Leica M Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Reasons to Buy Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f2 ASPH Lens
Here, we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f2 ASPH lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Aperture Ring
| Distance Scale
| DoF(Depth of Field) Scale
| Hood supplied
| Fast Aperture
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
|11 Diaphragm Blades
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| No Weather Sealing
| No Autofocus
Leica APO 50mm f2 ASPH is compatible with cameras that have 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.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Leica APO 50mm f2 ASPH has a maximum diameter of 53mm and total length of 47mm. It weighs 300g / 10.6 oz.
Leica APO 50mm f2 ASPH has a filter thread of 39mm.
Leica APO 50mm f2 ASPH has a fixed focal lenght of 50mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
Leica APO 50mm f2 ASPH doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Leica APO 50mm f2 ASPH has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.088x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.7m. 0.088x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Leica APO 50mm f2 ASPH has a max aperture of F2.0 and a minimum aperture of F16.0.
Leica APO 50mm f2 ASPH's optical formula consists of 8 elements in 5 groups .
Leica APO 50mm f2 ASPH comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Popular Comparisons of Leica APO 50mm f2 ASPH
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