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As for 50lux, I think I should give an explanation about my comment before.
I also want to understand myself why I donít feel enthusiasm about it. The only answer is a perfect person may not be my best friend I like 50mm focal length a lot, 50lux may still be my most used M lens. But most of pictures are family pictures, which I donít want to bore you guys unless there is something interesting in photography, I will show
We all know it is the best prime lens but something I donít like about it:
1. Pull out hood feel very flimsy and unsecure. And it is too shallow; I am afraid to touch the front element. In that sense, the leica hood for old lux or Summicron are way better IMO, the lens recess into deep that I never worry about it. That is one of the reasons I donít bring it with me more often when out. I like to leave the front cap off all the time, and having $4000 lens hang around with that kind of hood protection is ?? to put it simple, I hate it. I am thinking to buy an aftermarket screw in hood for it.
2. Size, this is very a minor one and only compare to Summicron Rigid and Sonnar I have.
3. Price/performance ratio, but this applies to all leica lens.
4. Focus tab, for given how well damp 50lux is, the tab almost useless for me other than on my way. It would be awesome for my ultra-smooth 50AIS Nikkor
So, you see, I canít tell what is wrong in terms of optical for the lens but feeling still is very mixed. I have many 50mm lens on hand which include Zeiss P50, MP50, Nikkor 501.2 AIS, Nikon 50mm 1.8G. In M platform, I have 50lux, 50cron rigid, DR, and 50 Sonnar.
As a tool, I value overall performance include optical, rendering, handling and maybe: price. That makes P50 is the top one on my list and 1.8G is best value. In that sense, you can see 50lux will score quite low because of handling and price Hopeful with aftermarket hood, it will fix the handling problem for me. No, I wonít sell it at foresee future for its given performance at 1.4 and cross frame sharpness slow down.
This is truly just my personal opinion. Please forgive me if anyone feels bad about it. And I am also involving myself with more experience and better skill, so sometime down to the road; I may have a different opinion about it.
A two Ďstreetí fotos to share. I took them a while ago.
50lux both wide open.