Imagery: Auto - Large Table of Contents

EXCERPT page containing first few paragraphs. 2017-03-29 21:53:26
UA_SEARCH_BOT_null @ 54.163.168.147

M240 + 50/2 APO ASPH vs Nikon D800E + Zeiss 50/2 Makro-Planar

The 24-megapixel Leica M240 sports a full frame sensor with no anti-aliasing filter. Together with the 50mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH, it represents the finest imaging quality ever available from Leica in the 35mm format. The combination costs about $14200.

The 36-megapixel Nikon D800E offers outstanding resolution, and no anti-aliasing filter (but still has dual-layer sensor cover glass which could degrade performance for some lenses). As a full-frame camera, the D800E demands the highest lens performance to show its best, and in practice its full resolution needs are often not quite met, or at least require ƒ/5.6 - ƒ/8 to approach its potential.

Article continues for subscribers...

Already a subscriber? CLICK HERE TO LOG IN

Since 2009, Diglloyd Guide to Leica is the authoritative review and reference for Leica M lenses: Leica M, Zeiss ZM, Voigtlander, as well as Leica M digital bodies. Leica S is also included.

It includes hundreds of pages of exclusive coverage and high resolution Retina-grade examples covering Leica M-System lenses and digital bodies with in-depth performance comparisons and analysis.

  1. Explore the table of contents
  2. View Lloyd’s Blog
  3. SUBSCRIBE NOW for $ per year.
           
Leica M240 + Leica 50mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH
Nikon D800E + Zeiss ZF.2 50mm f/2 Makro-Planar
(not to scale)
View Leica Deals Right Now
__SUBFOOTER__