Leica 50mm f/1.4 summilux pre-asph e46 Titanium reviews

Leica 50mm F/1.4 Summilux-M Titanium E46 + LEICA M6

pre-asph

Leica leica 50mm f/1.4 summilux pre-asph e46 version continues the optical part of leica 50mm f/1.4 summilux e43 version. The e46 version was sold from 1995 until it was replaced by the asph version in 2004. Usually this version of e46 is also called pre-asph.

The difference between E46 and E43

The E46 version has a minimum focusing distance of 0.7 meters, while the E43 version is 1 meter. The gap of 0.3 meters has little effect on street photography, and has a great influence on portrait photography. Because you can get more bokeh at close range. At the same time, 0.7 meters is more practical than 1 meter in a narrow environment.

E43’s hood is external. E46 has a built-in hood.

Image quality

The E46 version is consistent with the E43 style, with large contrast, good sharpness, natural tones, and good bokeh. Some people say that pre-asph is more suitable for color film because of the large contrast. In fact, the contrast of the E43 version is also very large, especially the e43 produced in the 1990s. Contrast is related to the coating. Information shows that Leica has been working hard to enhance the coating, the purpose is to resist glare.

Leica 50mm F/1.4 Summilux-M Titanium E46 + LEICA M6

versions

Black, silver, titanium, L39 mouth.
The e46 black paint limited edition is sold with a black paint camera.
The titanium version is not titanium alloy, but brass-coated titanium.

price

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Rollei RPX100 black and white film

For those who want to take pictures at full aperture, iso100 is still quite common, more convenient than iso400, especially using a large aperture such as f / 0.95 or f / 1.4. And iso100 is indeed much better in resolution than iso400 film.

Rollei prx’s film base is very flat, and it can be scanned directly after drying, which I personally like very much.

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