Sample image comparison from Leica M9 and Canon 5D Mark II

Leica M9 – 1/125 at f / 2.0, ISO 160

Canon 5D Mark II – 1/125 at f / 1.8, ISO 100

Leica M9 – 1/125 at f / 2.0, ISO 320

Canon 5D Mark II – 1/125 at f / 1.6, ISO 250

Leica M9 with the Summilux M 35 pre-asph gives that special Leica glow especially around the highlights and high contrast borders.  Downside is the horrible coma effect around the point light sources which are absent from the Canon lens.  Amazing what difference 20 + years of lens development makes.  Your preference?

February 7th 2012 Update: 100% Crops

Here are some 100% crops of the above images:

Leica M9 – 1/125 at f / 2.0, ISO 320

Canon 5D Mark II – 1/125 at f / 1.6, ISO 250

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3 thoughts on “Sample image comparison from Leica M9 and Canon 5D Mark II

  1. Are you kidding me? They are very nearly identical. I think you’re talking about a .01% difference, and you should consider a career in diamond grading. Just sayin’…

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