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    Leica 5 cm Summicron f2 or Voigtlander 40mm 1.4, which one to keep?

    Both are in great shape. Unfortunately, I need to sell one. Which one would you keep and why? I think I will sell the Voigtlander, but I want to hear your opinions.
    Thanks in advance.

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    What's your use of the lens? Do you do a lot of low-light shooting? If you have a need for the extra stop, I'd keep the Voigtlander. If not, then keep the Leica.

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    No question, keep the Summicron. The reason being it's 50mm.

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    No contest. Keep the Summicron.

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    Unless you need the money, keep the Leica.

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    My Summicron is excellent at f2 and if I had both unless I really needed the extra speed I'd keep it. It's better made and will last a lfetime and also retain its value.

    I shoot a lot of low light work and in practice rarely shoot wider than f2.8, I have f1.4 lenses for my SLR kit.

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    Well: it depends upon how much you can get for either: if voigtlander suddenly quits production, surely there are fewer than the total production of the summicron 50mm. You said that it was a 5th, therefore old. If the front element is in great shape it could be worth a bit. But in the final analysis: never sell a Leica

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    I've had both and sold the 40/1.4. Nice lens but frankly I thought lacked any true unique character.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vsanzbajo View Post
    Both are in great shape. Unfortunately, I need to sell one. Which one would you keep and why? I think I will sell the Voigtlander, but I want to hear your opinions.
    Thanks in advance.
    My opinion? I'd peddle both of them. They don't fit any cameras I have.

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    I would sell the one that generates the most money.

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