Leica Summilux-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Lens (Silver Anodized)

Leica Summilux-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Lens (Silver Anodized)

Leica Summilux-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Lens (Silver Anodized)

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Product Highlights

  • L Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 52.5mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Four Aspherical Elements
  • Autofocus with Manual Focus Override
  • Inner Focusing Design
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Color: Silver Anodized

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Leica 35mm f/1.4 overview

  • 1Description

A classic focal length and a bright maximum aperture, the silver anodized Summilux-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Lens is positioned as the reference lens for APS-C-format Leica mirrorless digital cameras. It is compatible with L mount mirrorless cameras, including all T-series models as well as SL-series cameras in APS-C crop mode, where it provides a normal-length 52.5mm equivalent focal length. The fast f/1.4 maximum aperture benefits working in difficult lighting conditions and also avails extensive control over depth of field for selective focus applications. Additionally, the 12 elements in eight groups optical design incorporates four aspherical elements to control chromatic and spherical aberrations, and distortions, for increased clarity and sharpness. The autofocus system permits full-time manual focus override for fine-tuning your point of focus, as close as 1.3', and an inner focusing mechanism maintains the overall length of the lens during use.

Normal-length prime lens is designed for APS-C-format L mount mirrorless cameras, where it will provide a 52.5mm equivalent focal length. It is compatible with all Leica T cameras, as well as SL cameras when working in APS-C crop mode.
Fast f/1.4 maximum aperture benefits shooting in low-light conditions and also offers greater control over focus position for using shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
Four aspherical elements reduce chromatic and spherical aberrations for increased clarity, sharpness, and color accuracy.
Autofocus system can be manually overridden at any time for fine-tuned control. Additionally an inner focusing mechanism maintains the overall lens length during operation and also does not rotate the front 60mm filter mount, benefitting the use of polarizers or graduated filters.
UPC: 799429110857
In the Box
Leica Summilux-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Lens (Silver Anodized)
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Leica 35mm f/1.4 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 35mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 52.5 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
    Minimum: f/16
    Camera Mount Type Leica L
    Format Compatibility APS-C
    Angle of View 45°
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.31' (40 cm)
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:9.4
    Optical Design 12 Elements in 8 Groups
    Features
    Autofocus Yes
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 60 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.76 x 3.03" (70 x 77 mm)
    Weight 15.10 oz (428 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.2 x 5.2 x 5.1"

    Leica 35mm f/1.4 reviews

    Summilux-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Lens (Silver Anodized) is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great lens with some caveats. The Leica Summilux-TL 35mm lens an amazing lens. It is biting sharp at all apertures and from corner to corner, and is every bit as good as the legendary Summilux-M on the Leica T - with the added convenience of Autofocus, which is fast enough on the T. Color rendition, micro contrast, and the way the lens handles lighting transitions (going from shadows to light) are all second to none - and combined they are what make Leica lenses so special. The bokeh is really creamy and beautiful, and you can create stunning images with that Leica look with this lens. It's a big step up from the other Leica T lenses - which are all outstanding and class leading as well. The lens is very well constructed (built like a tank) but it's a tad large and heavy. It is well-balanced on the Leica T when using the half-case. I was surprised that chromatic aberrations are a problem on occasion - but this is not a major problem as they are easily corrected in post-processing. (Weight and chromatic aberrations are why I gave it only 4 stars) While it's expensive, it's a lot cheaper than the Summilux-M and is every bit as good. I have no regrets with this purchase but I do wish it was $400 less as it was originally advertised.
    Date published: 2016-04-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely exceptional What a pleasure to use this lens. It rewards you with: - exceptionally smooth bokeh both behind and in front of the focal plane - razor sharp, highly acute in-focus areas resulting in superb subject separation - incredible resolving power at both near and far distances. There is a hair of CA wide open but it is still superior to other fast lenses in the class.
    Date published: 2017-11-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb lens exceeds expectation for a serious amateur photog Use at early morning and again at dusk with ambient light. Sharp edges for all photos
    Date published: 2017-06-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very sharp with wonderful bokeh! Great lens for the T/TL! Quick autofocus (particularly with the T software updates). Beautiful results. Lovely bokeh. Some chromatic fringing, but easily corrected, as previous poster mentioned.
    Date published: 2017-01-10
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's Going Back - IMHO - Not Worth the $ I have such mixed emotions about this lens and the Leica T system. It's hard to figure out where to begin. I guess I should start by saying that I am not a brand fanatic. I go with the best cost/performance/features. If something costs a lot, but gives me superior results, and features - I don't mind paying a premium. With my (somewhat limited) experience with Leica, I have found their lenses to give me superior results, and superior construction. However, they lack features, and are more expensive. Therefore, I was intrigued by this new line. It's cheaper than M lenses, and has AF. I've also been watching the SL very closely, and thought I would pick up a T to see if I could get a lower-cost peek into the TL/SL system. Here are my thoughts on the lens: Pro's -Very nice looking -Has a Leica badge on it, and says Made in Germany on it (if that matters to you - it doesn't to me) -Shots from it are very nice, but...(see cons) -Well constructed, but...(see cons) -It has autofocus that works pretty well Con's -Price - I'm not sure I would consider this a true Leica lens. I don't think it's worth the asking price. -It's BIG. I did a size comparison video on Youtube comparing it to other lenses. -Photographs are very nice, but NOT excellent. I get similar results using my Voigtlander 35/1.7 II (on the T), and Zeiss Contax G 35/2 (on Sony a7Rii in crop mode). -Autofocus works pretty good, but I had a lot of mis-focused shots using the touchscreen (it didn't focus on what I pointed at), and autofocus is pretty difficult using the T's Visioflex unless you use center AF and re-compose. The AF is very similar to using the Contax G lenses (with the Techart adapter) on the Sony a7Rii. It works, but it's kind of cumbersome. The difference is, this lens was made for the T. -Manual focus almost blows the system up - Ok, I'm exaggerating, but when you first turn the focusing ring, the exposure gets blown out for a second, and I suspect there is something else going wrong, but it's hard to tell. Focusing with an M lens (with adapter) works great. I wanted to love it. Maybe I expected too much? Maybe my real issues are with the T system itself, but since this was made for the T...
    Date published: 2016-04-20
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Would be a 5 but for one thing The MF implementation uses acceleration only. �It should allow configuration of accelerated (non-linear) focus ring action, OR long-throw linear action, OR short-throw linear action for quick acquisition where the last bit of accuracy is not essential. �The solution would be to get a manual focus lens instead, but this forces carry of two lenses if a user wants both MF and AF.
    Date published: 2017-12-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from what a lens while iam training my self to get aqunted with this lens i find my self in a good learning curve
    Date published: 2017-12-29
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