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The Leica SUMMILUX-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. (6-Bit Code) delivers virtually the same outstanding performance throughout all apertures and focus settings. Whether using selective focus at close range, high-contrast available light applications or an extended depth of field to capture landscapes, this lens handles every situation with ease.
Every innovation currently available in lens technology - aspherical lenses, glass with anomalous partial dispersion, glass with a high refraction index and a floating element - has been combined to create a lens that sets the
new standard in this focal length class.
This lens has been updated with the "6-bit" coding, which allows the digital M camera to read this information optically and to identify which lens is being used. The camera can then (optionally) apply a "final stage" software based vignetting correction (for RAW images the lens used is simply recorded, no change is made).
An extremely fast standard lens that is used a great deal in reportage photography. Its extraordinary speed of f/1.4 permits usable shutter speeds even in poor light situations.
Includes "6-bit code" which allows the digital M8 camera to identify which lens is being used, and also to store this information in image metadata
High-speed, high-contrast normal lens for Leica's M series
Finger focusing grip allows for one-finger focusing control
Built-in, lockable telescoping lens hood
Minimum Focus Distance
2.3' (0.7 m)
Angle of View
11.8 oz (335 g)
Leica Normal 50mm f/1.4 Summilux M Aspherical Manual Focus Lens (Updated for Digital, 6-Bit) - Silver