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Re: New Leica Summilux-M 50 f/1.4 ASPH lens and M11 Monochrome


Fred Miranda wrote:
It's now official:

New Leica Summilux-M 50 f/1.4 ASPH. (11728)
https://leica-camera.com/en-US/photography/lenses/m/leica-summilux-m-50-f14-asph-black

Leica M11-M:
https://leica-camera.com/en-US/stories/fatma-almosa-leica-m11-monochrom-every-nuance-of-black-and-white

Here is Jonathan's Leica 50/1.4 Lux review:
https://www.slack.co.uk/leica_50_2023.html

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While I appreciate the weight reduction, I am not fond of the textured paint on aluminum used in the M11 and M11-M. Unlike the black-chrome finish, the texture may not age as gracefully as the brass top and feels less smooth to the touch. I wonder if anyone else shares this viewpoint.

Moreover, since the M11 and M11-M lack IBIS, the reduced weight may make it more difficult to handhold the camera steadily, especially when compared to the brass models such as the M11 Silver and M10 series.


The M11/M11M paint texture is nice for the added grip, but the feel of black chrome on brass is sublime.

[Edit] Revising this paragraph after checking my SL2-S Reporter. The Reporter green/olive color and the M11 share the same anti-scratch paint type, but it seems the texture is based on how it's formulated and/or applied:

M11 (aluminum): rougher texture
2022 M6 (brass): smoother texture, reportedly feels like black chrome but I've not held one
Q2 Reporter (aluminum): rougher texture
SL2-S Reporter (aluminum): smoother texture, but this feels more like anodized black than black chrome

For a time, I had the MP film camera with a 35 Cron ASPH v1 silver and 50 Cron sliver alongside the M11, and while the brass MP with brass lenses feels very premium, I didn't miss the weight when I would switch to the M11, especially when the M11 was paired with a lightweight lens like the CV 35 1.5.

Regarding wear, the M11 paint just doesn't seem to wear though to the base coat or base metal at all unless deeply scratched. The M10 in black chrome will only wear after a very long time, but it will wear to the silver base coating rather than the brass itself. So in that regard, the M10-R Black Paint and assuming M11 Black Paint will be the only models that really wear in a graceful way to show brass.



Apr 13, 2023 at 11:12 AM
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Re: New Leica Summilux-M 50 f/1.4 ASPH lens and M11 Monochrome


Fred Miranda wrote:
It's now official:

New Leica Summilux-M 50 f/1.4 ASPH. (11728)
https://leica-camera.com/en-US/photography/lenses/m/leica-summilux-m-50-f14-asph-black

Leica M11-M:
https://leica-camera.com/en-US/stories/fatma-almosa-leica-m11-monochrom-every-nuance-of-black-and-white

Here is Jonathan's Leica 50/1.4 Lux review:
https://www.slack.co.uk/leica_50_2023.html

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While I appreciate the weight reduction, I am not fond of the textured paint on aluminum used in the M11 and M11-M. Unlike the black-chrome finish, the texture may not age as gracefully as the brass top and feels less smooth to the touch. I wonder if anyone else shares this viewpoint.

Moreover, since the M11 and M11-M lack IBIS, the reduced weight may make it more difficult to handhold the camera steadily, especially when compared to the brass models such as the M11 Silver and M10 series.


The M11/M11M paint texture is nice for the added grip, but the feel of black chrome on brass is sublime.

[Edit] Revising this paragraph after checking my SL2-S Reporter. The Reporter green/olive color and the M11 share the same anti-scratch paint type, but it seems the texture is based on how it's formulated and/or applied:

M11 (aluminum): rougher texture
2022 M6 (brass): smoother texture, reportedly feels like black chrome but I've not held one
Q2 Reporter (aluminum): rougher texture
SL2-S (aluminum): smoother texture, but this feels more like anodized black than black chrome

For a time, I had the MP film camera with a 35 Cron ASPH v1 silver and 50 Cron sliver alongside the M11, and while the brass MP with brass lenses feels very premium, I didn't miss the weight when I would switch to the M11, especially when the M11 was paired with a lightweight lens like the CV 35 1.5.

Regarding wear, the M11 paint just doesn't seem to wear though to the base coat or base metal at all unless deeply scratched. The M10 in black chrome will only wear after a very long time, but it will wear to the silver base coating rather than the brass itself. So in that regard, the M10-R Black Paint and assuming M11 Black Paint will be the only models that really wear in a graceful way to show brass.



Apr 13, 2023 at 11:11 AM
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Re: New Leica Summilux-M 50 f/1.4 ASPH lens and M11 Monochrome


Fred Miranda wrote:
It's now official:

New Leica Summilux-M 50 f/1.4 ASPH. (11728)
https://leica-camera.com/en-US/photography/lenses/m/leica-summilux-m-50-f14-asph-black

Leica M11-M:
https://leica-camera.com/en-US/stories/fatma-almosa-leica-m11-monochrom-every-nuance-of-black-and-white

Here is Jonathan's Leica 50/1.4 Lux review:
https://www.slack.co.uk/leica_50_2023.html

---------

While I appreciate the weight reduction, I am not fond of the textured paint on aluminum used in the M11 and M11-M. Unlike the black-chrome finish, the texture may not age as gracefully as the brass top and feels less smooth to the touch. I wonder if anyone else shares this viewpoint.

Moreover, since the M11 and M11-M lack IBIS, the reduced weight may make it more difficult to handhold the camera steadily, especially when compared to the brass models such as the M11 Silver and M10 series.


The M11/M11M paint texture is nice for the added grip, but the feel of black chrome on brass is sublime.

I've heard the same M11 paint applied to the brass top 2022 M6 is smoother and closer to black chrome. I'm not sure if the difference is the base metals or just the application process (and perhaps intentional, perhaps not).

For a time, I had the MP film camera with a 35 Cron ASPH v1 silver and 50 Cron sliver alongside the M11, and while the brass MP with brass lenses feels very premium, I didn't miss the weight when I would switch to the M11, especially when the M11 was paired with a lightweight lens like the CV 35 1.5.

Regarding wear, the M11 paint just doesn't seem to wear though to the base coat or base metal at all unless deeply scratched. The M10 in black chrome will only wear after a very long time, but it will wear to the silver base coating rather than the brass itself. So in that regard, the M10-R Black Paint and assuming M11 Black Paint will be the only models that really wear in a graceful way to show brass.



Apr 13, 2023 at 10:53 AM





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