03-18-2017, 03:46 AM
Quote:Ah, just saw that, and I just HAVE to comment... mainly because I still don't get all the hype around that 50/2.0 APOThe 150mm macro? Yes, with APO in it's name and it's macro focal length gave it a good "hook" although it's not quite a full APO, it still bokeh fringes a tad, but only a tiny tad, let's say a tadlet (technically speaking that is!)
Surprising fact about the Summilux-M 50/1.4 ASPH: it's an APO lens, too Its optical formular is very similar to that of the APO-Summicron 75/2.0, however Leica back then decided to not add APO to the product name of the Summilux... otherwise they'd probably have a hard time now selling the one stop slower lens for double the price
In general, a good APO lens doesn't necessarily need to be expensive. Very likely things get more tricky and difficult and thus expensive with faster glass, but there are relatively fast but still affordable APO lenses out there... just think of the Sigma 150/2.8 for example.