Can This Canon Lens Outperform a $5,000 Leica Lens?

Leica makes some spectacular lenses, but they are often quite expensive. On the other hand, Canon’s latest 50mm lens is not exactly cheap either, but it still comes in several thousand dollars cheaper than the Leica. Can it keep up with a Leica lens? This great video compares the two to help you decide. Coming to you from Alex Barrera, this great video compares the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens to the Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 ASPH. lens. Canon’s new RF lenses are pretty expensive, but they have been universally lauded for their stunning image quality, with the RF 50mm f/1.2L being part of that group. But as pricey as that lens is, Leica’s Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 ASPH. is in another league at $5,000, more than twice the price of the Canon. Still, Leica photographers are often fiercely loyal to the brand, and Leica’s lenses are well known for having a signature look to them, and with the new L Mount Alliance, you have your choice of multiple camera brands with which to use the lens. Both lenses look like spectacular options sure to deliver top-notch image quality; check out the video above for Barrera’s full thoughts and lots of comparison images. 

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