Leica M9 Zeiss 50mm f2 Planar

Leica M9 Zeiss 50mm f2 Planar

Extraordinary levels of sharpness and resolution from the Leica M9 and the Zeiss 50mm f2 Planar lens. These are hand held, jpgs straight from the camera. It seems to me that the only advantage a digital medium format back could have over the M9 is size of image.

Leica M9 Zeiss 50mm f2 Planar

Leica M9 Zeiss 50mm f2 Planar

Leica M9 Zeiss 50mm f2 Planar

The clarity of the blow up from the golfers shot is just breathtaking. I've had some Zeiss lenses that proved disappointing. The £1100 18mm f3.5 T* for Nikon F mount was a particular let down. However the 21mm F2.8 Biogon and 50mm f2 Planar are both stunning and combined with the M9's sensor produce images with a clarity I've never seen before.

Wonderful.

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