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Leica Summarit-S 70mm f/2.5 ASPH Lens USA

You Pay: $4,995.00
Product Highlights
  • Highly Refractive Glass Construction
  • Autofocus with Manual Override
  • Environmental Sealing
  • Built-in Front Filter
  • For Use With Leica S-System Cameras

The Leica Summarit-S 70mm f/2.5 ASPH Lens is a high performance, standard focal length optic built exclusively for the Leica S Digital Camera System. Designed for professional applications, the lens guarantees outstanding color and contrast at all apertures and distances as close as 1.6' (0.5m). Highly refractive glass with anomalous partial dispersion provides image sharpness from edge to edge and a built-in front filter with environmental sealing protects the optic under harsh shooting conditions.

Powerful Depth-of-Field Control
With a large f/2.5 maximum aperture, the lens provides outstanding low light performance and fine depth-of-field control. The circular shaped aperture offers beautiful out of focus characteristics for dramatic portraits with soft bokeh.
Dedicated Autofocus Motor
Leica S Series Lenses are manufactured with autofocus built into the lens. An integrated screw-type motor provides dependable, fast autofocusing without noise. The photographer can override autofocus at any time by adjusting the wide focus ring.
Performance
Focal Length 70mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.5
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Leica S bayonet
Format Compatibility Digital Medium Format Sensor
Angle of View 42°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.6' (48 cm)
Magnification 0.21x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Elements/Groups 8/6
Diaphragm Blades Not Specified By Manufacturer
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus No
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 82 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.54 x 3.66" (8.99 x 9.30 cm)
Weight 1.63 lb (740 g)

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LeicaSummarit-S 70mm f/2.5 ASPH Lens
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (3)
  • Lightweight (3)
  • Nice bokeh (3)
  • Rugged (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (3)
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    5.0

    CLASS ACT

    By albert

    from New York City

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Photography
      • Sports/Action
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Leica Summarit-S 70mm f/2.5 ASPH Lens:

      I have been using mine for the past two years all over the world. Simply amazing performance and there is nothing out there that comes close. Optics are terrific and resolution unbeatable. The lens is sealed and is ideal for previously hostile environments such as deserts, jungles or the poles....

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      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Beautiful but not near Perfect

      By tuMofo

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Great Picture Quality

      Cons

      • Chromatic Aberration

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Leica Summarit-S 70mm f/2.5 ASPH Lens:

      One of the absolute best photographic lenses made for sharpness, contrast, color, beautiful out of focus rendering. Autofocus speed is good for medium format but nowhere near the offerings from Nikon or Canon. Autofocus accuracy is spectacular. The biggest flaw of this lens is sometimes severe and offensive CA (chromatic aberration). Expect to spend plenty of time correcting CA in post. Also, max flash sync speed is truly 1/125 with no wiggle room. Speed up just a bit and you will see dark banding in your frame. Also, not compatible with all studio strobes due to sync issues even when shooting at 1/125. I had to upgrade to the latest offerings from Profoto to have evenly lit images with no dark banding. Get past these flaws and this lens produces amazing results. The sharpest lens I've ever used including top dollar Leica, Zeiss or Nikon.

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      (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Superb

      By M

      from Aliso Viejo, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Leica Summarit-S 70mm f/2.5 ASPH Lens:

        Flawless performing lens

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        (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great lens

        By F-cat

        from hk

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Leica Summarit-S 70mm f/2.5 ASPH Lens:

            not too heavy, great handle, great pictures, super fast focus compare to other Medium format standards

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