Voigtlander Nokton 50mm Aspherical vs Summilux-M 50mm Aspherical

When you see product comparisons you know that one is better than other and is more obvious when there is a huge price difference in between. But you always want to know what you are missing from the better one and make a choice if one is a better investment over the other based on your personal needs and preferences.

So, I started shooting with the Voigtlander Nokton 50mm Aspherical Silver and this is one image from it:


But at some point in time I was shooting with a Summicron-M 50mm and was surprised of its image quality so I had to do something about it. That is when I invested in the Summilux-M 50mm Aspherical, the following image is from the latter lens:


Is when I decided to make side by side comparisons and this is what I found:

lux-1.5-2 lux-1.5 Voigtlander-2.8-2 Voigtlander-2.8

I see better definition and better color. Now, is up to you if you decide that one lens is worth its premium. Remember that even a cheap $100 50mm Nikon AF-D can make great images. Access, composition and the action are what make an image for me. Gear becomes secondary.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. eduardolibby says:

    Good comparison, and good concluding remarks. I have lenses that give really pleasant photos but are not necessarily the sharpest.

    1. Erick Photo says:

      Thank you, I enjoy doing comparisons like this one.

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