Bokeh Comparison - Leica 50mm Summilux M ASPH and Voigtlander 50mm Nokton M ASPH

Discussion in 'Leica M and LTM Lenses' started by Amin, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. Amin

    Amin Administrator

    Mar 28, 2013
    Informal comparison (handheld, no focus bracketing) between M (240) with Summilux 50 ASPH and M9 with new Nokton 50 M ASPH. Subject is my brother's daughter. Processed from RAW in Lightroom with goal of getting similar brightness/contrast.

    First set is Leica at f/1.4 followed by Voigtlander at f/1.5 (both wide open):



    Second set is Leica at f/2.8 followed by Voigtlander at f/2.8:


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  2. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    I'd like to see a picture of the Summilux aperture stopped down to F2.8: it looks like they went for a star-like aperture like the Zeiss Opton and C-Sonnar 50 F1.5's. It can be distracting, but "my opinion" is done to minimize focus shift.

    The Nokton looks really good.