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Don't understand me wrong, the 50 Lux E60 is a wonderful lens, related to the 50 Lux-M ASPH lens, and I would love to own one, but it sure is hard to focus. Beautiful rendering, maybe the best 50/1.4 SLR lens that exists, but hard to focus.
I hope I didn't misunderstand you, but your comments seems suggest both 35lux and 50lux E60 is harder manual focus than other 1.4sh lens.
My feel is usually lens with better WO performance suggest better SA correction usually easier to focus manually. Do you feel Leica 50lux E60 is harder to focus compare to other 50 1.4sh lens? (which is the interesting thing I want to hear more) or just general comment about: it is difficult to manual focus 50mm at 1.4, that could be my mis-understanding.
You understand me right: I mean these two specific lenses. Neither has much "glow", i.e. spherical aberration, to speak of (which it is true is one reason for lenses to be hard to focus). I think in this case it simply has something to do with the way that many modern Leica lenses transition from in-focus to out-of-focus which does it. It is definitely very real though.
You confuse me more I feel 50lux E48 is pretty easy to focus and E60 will be more so for its given reputation. I have no idea how 35lux does.
Don't want pollute this thread.
I want finally add: easy or not focus is very subjective topic, it depend on what you shoot, focal length, shooting distance, lens design which include optical and focus ring moving range as well. (another reason MP100 is harder as focus ring range is very small from 2M to infinity)
So, I am not surprised to see different people have different feel about it.