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Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens (Silver)

BH #LE3514MS • MFR #11675
Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens (Silver)
Key Features
  • Leica M-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Floating Elements System
One of the most versatile lenses available for Leica M-mount rangefinders, the silver Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. is a general wide-angle lens characterized by its sophisticated optics and bright f/1.4 maximum aperture. The fast lens is well-suited for available light photography and also affords greater control over depth of field for selective focus shooting. The optical design incorporates one aspherical element to control spherical aberrations and distortion for improved sharpness and clarity, and a floating elements system is used to maintain performance throughout the focusing range.
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Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. Overview

One of the most versatile lenses available for Leica M-mount rangefinders, the silver Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. is a general wide-angle lens characterized by its sophisticated optics and bright f/1.4 maximum aperture. The fast lens is well-suited for available light photography and also affords greater control over depth of field for selective focus shooting. The optical design incorporates one aspherical element to control spherical aberrations and distortion for improved sharpness and clarity, and a floating elements system is used to maintain performance throughout the focusing range.

Versatile general wide-angle prime features a bright, fast f/1.4 maximum aperture to benefit working in low-light conditions and for greater control over depth of field.
One aspherical element controls spherical aberrations and distortion for improved sharpness.
Floating elements system achieves consistent image quality throughout the focusing range, even at the minimum focusing distance of 2.3'.
The front of the lens has 46mm-diameter threads to accept optional filters and the lens is male threaded to accept the included lens hood.

Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. Specs

Color
Silver
Focal Length
35mm
Maximum Aperture
f/1.4
Minimum Aperture
f/16
Lens Mount
Leica M
Angle of View
63°
Minimum Focus Distance
2.3' / 70 cm
Macro Reproduction Ratio
1:17.4
Optical Design
9 Elements in 5 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Filter Size
46 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.2 x 1.8" / 56 x 46 mm
Weight
11.3 oz / 320 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.27 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.8 x 4.85 x 4.6"

Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. Reviews

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The specs say 320g for both black and silver ...

The specs say 320g for both black and silver ones. Isn't the silver barrel made of copper and should weigh more?
Asked by: Pengkui
Leica lists both lenses as weighing 320 grams.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-05-26

Is the silver version of the Leica Summilux-M ...

Is the silver version of the Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 made of brass like the 35mm Summicron-M?
Asked by: Craig
No, the Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens (Silver) is not made of brass. This lens is made of anodized aluminum.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2021-11-25

is this manual focus?

is this manual focus?
Asked by: Barbara
Yes.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-27

Why should someone think about using a 35mm lens ...

Why should someone think about using a 35mm lens for portraits. from the time I started my photography years ago I learned that a lens for portrait photography should be anything from 75mm up to about 105mm.?
Asked by: Michael D
The Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens (Black) may be used for environmental portraiture when you are trying to capture the location in which you are photographing your subject as a major component of the image. A 75mm to 135mm or 200mm lens may be used for headshots, bust shots, or 3/4 shots if you are focusing on the person by themselves as a main component of the image, but for environmental portraits or street photography, the wider 35mm lens would be a better option.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2022-09-08

When using the Leica CL with the adapter, and ...

When using the Leica CL with the adapter, and using using this lens, would the camera be set at M? And will I be able to to see shutter speed/aperture settings in the viewfinder? Thank you so much!
Asked by: Lucy
The Leica CL with an adapted M lens can be used in Aperture priority and manual. You will see the shutter speed in the EVF or on the LCD, but the aperture is only displayed on the lens. It will show as – in the EVF or on the LCD.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2021-02-14

Does this lens block any part of a .72 or .73 ...

Does this lens block any part of a .72 or .73 viewfinder?
Asked by: Kelvin
It is not a lot, but there is a slight bit of blockage when using this on a .72 or .73 viewfinder.
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2021-02-15

Is there a significant difference between the ...

Is there a significant difference between the newer lenses and one 60 years old?
Asked by: Brook
Newer lenses have better coding's for sharper images and better color saturation
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-01-12

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Is the original lens hood with the 11663 Summilux part number 12465 or 11874? Thank you!
Asked by: Anonymous
The original lens hood included with this Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens (B&H # LE3514MB MFR # 11663) is the Leica Hood for 35mm f/1.4 M Lens (B&H # LELH3514M MFR # 12589).
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2023-04-16
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