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.
Another new feature is a full-metal, rectangular, screw-mount lens hood that contributes significantly to the compact dimensions of the lens.
The optical design of the new 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.
From the Manufacturer
In the M-System, the 35 mm lenses are the most popular . The combination of moderate wide angle characteristics paired with natural dimensions makes this focal length versatile.
The optical design of the Leica Summilux-M 35mm/f1.4 ASPH has bee optimised for the use with either the digital Leica M cameras or the traditional analogue cameras for stunning results. In particular, this lens shows its full potential with the Leica M9.
The Leica Summilux-M 35 mm/f1.4 ASPH is equipped with a Floating Element, which keeps the outstanding imaging performance at a very high level even at close focusing distance. The new patented, rectangular, full-metal lens hood makes the lens more compact than its predecessor Technical Data
|Lens type ||High-speed wide angle lens with an aspherical surface for Leica M cameras |
|Angle of view ||for 35 mm (24 x 36 mm): 63°, 54°, 38°, (diagonal, horizontal, vertical) |
for Leica M8 models (18 x 27mm): 50°, 42°, 29°, corresponds to a focal length of approx. 47mm with 35 mm-format
|Optical design ||Number of lenses / groups 9 / 5 |
|Position of entrance ||pupil 16.8 mm (from apex of 1st lens element) |
|Distance setting ||Focusing range 0.7 m to ∞ |
Scales combined meter / feet graduation
Smallest object field / for 35mm: approx. 420 x 630mm/ 1:17.5
Largest reproduction ratio for Leica M8 models: approx. 315 x 473mm/ 1:17.5
|Aperture Setting / Function |
|Preset, with click-stops, half values available |
|Lowest value ||16 |
|No. of blades ||9 |
|Lens mount ||Leica M quick-change bayonet with 6 bit lens, identification bar code for digital M models |
|Filter mount ||Internal thread for screw-on filters size E46, non-rotating |
|Lens hood ||Screw-on type (supplied) |
|Viewfinder ||Camera viewfinder (except Leica M3) |
|Black anodized |
|Dimensions ||Length to bayonet flange approx. 46/60 mm (with/without lens hood) |
Largest diameter approx. 56mm
|Weight ||approx. 330 g (or approximately ¾ lbs) |
|Compatible Cameras ||All Leica M-models |