Video About The New Leica 50 APO-Summicron ASPH:
I saw this cool video on the Leica Blog about photographer Pedro Ferreira and the Leica 50 APO-Summicron ASPH. He uses his M9 in the studio, and I think that’s kind of cool. I’ve been wanting to try out the studio setting with my M9 for quite some time.
I also have a confession to make: I kind of want the new 50 APO-Summicron ASPH :). I want to see how Leica can possibly improve on the already perfect 50 Summicron. Seriously, even when I bought my 50 Summilux ASPH, I refused to sell my 50 Summicron (you can check out my review of the 50 Summicron). The 50 cron is really one of the greatest lenses out there. I have an extremely high respect for it, especially since the 50 cron was the only lens I had when I was younger. If Leica did improve on the older version (and I’m sure that they did), the APO-Summicron must be mind blowing. But, if I was going to spend $7200 on a 50mm, I’d probably buy a used 50 Noctilux F1.0 or save a little to purchase the 50 Noctilux F0.95 instead of buying the new 50 APO-Summicron ASPH. The Noctilux F0.95 can produce photos that are simply out of this world.