Leica M 50mm f1.4

A good friend of mine was having a manual full analogous Leica M camera. Therefore he had lenses like the Leica M 35mm f2, 90mm f2 and the 50mm f1.4.

In this post, I am going to talk about the pros and cons of the Leica M 50mm f1.4.

This lens is one beautiful but also hard to handle lens. It is getting traded for about 3000$ on the market. But I got one of the older versions of the Leica M 50mm f1.4.

At first, I have to say, this lens is creating the biggest bokeh balls I have seen so far wide open. And there’s the first problem about this lens. Wide open it’s pretty hard to get crispy good photos because it’s creating some fog.

As you can see in the images bellow, this lens is sometimes pretty useless at f1.4, therefore I was mostly using this lens at f2 or f2.8 to shoot images with.

I was mainly using this lens for portraits as this is like a telephoto portrait lens for the MFT system.

I’m┬áreally happy sharing my experience with you, so keep in and check out these images taken with the Lumix G85 and the Leica M 50mm f1.4.

Lumix G85 with Leica M 50mm f1.4 at f1.4
Lumix G85 with Leica M 50mm f1.4 at f1.4

Lumix G85 with Leica M 50mm f1.4 at f1.4
Lumix G85 with Leica M 50mm f1.4 at f2.8
Lumix G85 with Leica M 50mm f1.4 at f2.8
Lumix G85 with Leica M 50mm f1.4 at f2

All in a nutshell, I wouldn’t recommend this lens for MFT or another system as it’s too expensive and there are other f1.4 lenses out there, which are a piece of the price but perform x times better. But it still was fun playing with this lens.

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