The new reference standard for Leica M photography
The Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. is a further revised version of this popular wide-angle lens for the Leica M rangefinder system. Thanks to the latest developments in the fields of optics and precision engineering, the new 35mm lens sets a whole new standard in the fast wide-angle lens portfolio. Whether it's a matter of selective focus in the close-up range, high-contrast available light applications or landscape shots with immense depth of field, the lens delivers persuasive arguments in any situation.
More compact, higher performance
In comparison with its predecessor, the new Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. now incorporates a floating element: the lenses behind the aperture blades are constructed as a floating group that changes its position relative to the front lens group during focusing to ensure that the Leica Summilux-M 1:1.4/35 mm ASPH. achieves outstanding imaging performance at closer focusing distances.
The optical design of the Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. has also been optimised for use on the digital Leica M models. It reveals the full extent of its outstanding performance particularly when mounted on the Leica M9.
The Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. also delivers excellent results on analogue M models and is destined to become an indispensible component of every M system outfit.
Even wide open, the Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. reveals performance characteristics without precedent in the field of compact 35 mm lenses: outstanding imaging performance over the entire focus range, from infinity to minimum focus; excellent contrast, even in the finest structures; superb rendition of detail across the entire image field; good field flattening and, stopped down to f2 and onwards, almost complete freedom from coma effects. It is almost impossible to improve this excellent optical performance by stopping down.
• Angle of view (diagonal, horizontal, vertical): for 35mm (24 x 36mm) 63°, 54°, 37°; for M8 (18 x 27mm): 50°, 42°, 28°
• Optical design
Number of elements/groups: 9 / 5
Focal length: 35.6 mm
Position of entrance pupil: 16.6 mm (from apex of 1st lens element)
Focusing range: 0.7 mm to infinity
• Distance setting
Scale: combined meter / feet graduation
Smallest object field: for 35mm: 418 x 626 mm, for M8: 313 x 470 mm
Highest reproduction ratio: 1:17.4
Setting / Function: with click-stops, half values available
Lowest value: f/16 / Number of blades: 9
• Bayonet: Leica M quick-change bayonet with 6-bit identification bar code for digital M models
• Filter (type): Internal thread for screw-on filters size E46
• Lens hood: Snap-on type (supplied)
Length: approx. 46/58 mm (with/without lens hood)
Largest diameter: approx. 56mm
Weight: approx. 180g
Trade-ins are welcome!