Voigtlander Nokton vs Summilux M ( 50mm Aspherical Lenses )

I keep making tests with these two lenses, just want to know if I should sell the Voigtlander and get a Summicron 35mm Asph. or go with the Voigtlander 35 f/1.2

Anyway, here are two photographs that I converted to B&W in order to see sharpness in a better way. As far as color goes, the Voigtlander lens gives you bluer and greener casts vs the orange and more natural colors of the Summilux.

If you have the cash, you wouldn’t be reading this post about what lens is better. You would have the Summilux already. But for those who want to spend the $3000 on other things, look at these two samples and I can tell you that you make a good choice by going with the Voigtlander Nokton 50mm Aspherical II

On a side note, I noticed something very interesting. The 50mm images were converted to Black and White using the Hue/Saturation conversion in Photoshop CC and the 85mm image was coverted to Black and White in Adobe RAW (ACR) Why are there variations? not sure yet.

Did you also know you can now use many lenses on your Leica M Typ 240? Yes! I am using Nikon Lenses on mine with the help of a tiny F mount to M mount adapter.

I added a bonus, here you see the Nikon 85mm AF-D f/1.4 at f/2 using a Leica F to M mount adapter. As you can see it is very sharp and renders nice blur outside the focus point.

I added a bonus, here you see the Nikon 85mm AF-D f/1.4 at f/2 using a Leica F to M mount adapter. As you can see it is very sharp and renders nice blur outside the focus point.

Summilux M 50mm Aspherical. Premium lens with nice blur, very sharp and nice natural overall.

Summilux M 50mm Aspherical. Premium lens with nice blur, very sharp and nice natural overall.

Voigtlander Nokton 50mm Aspherical f/1.5 this lens suffers from focus shift at certain apertures. Very minor though, only visible at close distance. Very good lens for the money.

Voigtlander Nokton 50mm Aspherical f/1.5 this lens suffers from focus shift at certain apertures. Very minor though, only visible at close distance. Very good lens for the money.

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