I am going through the last 2 years worth of prints I have, about 2000 odd, and most of them were shot with a 50mm summilux pre asph. I have to say that I find the character of this lens very beautiful. It's plenty sharp enough but it also has an ethereal quality wide open. Colours are beautiful and the B&W has lovely tones, not really contasty but very pleasing to the eye - I have lots of stuff from Scotland where the light can be stunning and it is all captured perfectly. I have since got a Noctilux and was thinking of getting the ASPH 50 but sorry guys, I've seen the ASPH 50 shots and IMO they have bred any character right out of itﾖa great scientific achievement, granted, but too clinical for my tastes. Anyway, just thought I'd mention it. After the ASPH came out the prices of these lenses have dropped so it's probably a bit of a bargain too.