61points

Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH

56points

Zeiss Otus 55mm F/1.4

Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH
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Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH vs Zeiss Otus 55mm F/1.4

Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH
Zeiss Otus 55mm F/1.4
61
points
Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH
56
points
Zeiss Otus 55mm F/1.4

Why is Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH better than Zeiss Otus 55mm F/1.4?

  • 5mm shorter minimum focal length
    ?

    50mmvs55mm
  • 3.3° wider maximum angle of view
    ?

    47°vs43.7°

Why is Zeiss Otus 55mm F/1.4 better than Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH?

  • 0.2m shorter minimum focus distance
    ?

    0.5mvs0.7m
  • 5mm longer maximum focal length
    ?

    55mmvs50mm
  • Has full-time manual focus
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  • 3.3° narrower minimum angle of view
    ?

    43.7°vs47°

Price comparison

Zeiss Otus 55mm F/1.4

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Zeiss Otus 55mm F/1.4 AmazonZeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon T Lens fo...Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon T Lens for Nikon F Mount
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$3,990.00
Zeiss Otus 55mm F/1.4 AmazonZeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon Manual Fo...Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon Manual Focus Lens (Canon EOS-Mount)
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$3,988.00

General info

1.Has a metal mount
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A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.

Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH
Zeiss Otus 55mm F/1.4
2.minimum focal length
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A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.

Best

Canon EF 35mm F/2 IS USM

0.24mm

50mm

55mm

3.maximum focal length
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A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.

Best

Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG APO HSM

800mm

50mm

55mm

4.has or is a prime lens
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A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.

Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH
Zeiss Otus 55mm F/1.4

Optics

1.optical zoom
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The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Best

Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

22.2x

1x

1x

2.maximum angle of view
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At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).

Best

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH

318°

47°

43.7°

3.minimum angle of view
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At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).

Best

Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD

47°

43.7°

Aperture

1.wide aperture (main camera)
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With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject. Show more

Best

Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

f/0.95

f/1.40

f/1.40

2.widest aperture at maximum focal length
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With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

0.95f

1.4f

1.4f

3.smallest aperture at maximum focal length
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A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Best

Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD

45f

16f

16f

4.smallest aperture at minimum focal length
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A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Best

Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro

45f

16f

16f

Focus

1.Can focus to infinity
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Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.

Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH
Zeiss Otus 55mm F/1.4
2.minimum focus distance
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This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

Best

Lensbaby Circular Fisheye

0.01m

0.7m

0.5m

3.Has full-time manual focus
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With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.

Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH
Zeiss Otus 55mm F/1.4

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