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Leica APO-Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. Lens (Black)

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Leica APO-Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. Lens (Black)
Key Features
  • Leica M-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/16
  • Apochromatic Design
  • Three Aspherical Elements
Pairing the classic wide-angle focal length with an optically refined design, the black APO-Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. lens from Leica is a fast wide-angle prime characterized by its apochromatic designation. Six lens elements feature anomalous partial dispersion and high refractive index glass, rendering the lens capable of focusing red, green, and blue wavelengths at the same plane in order to virtually eliminate chromatic aberrations. In addition, three aspherical elements with a total of four aspherical surfaces are incorporated to reduce spherical aberrations, providing edge-to-edge sharpness.
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Leica APO-Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH Overview

Pairing the classic wide-angle focal length with an optically refined design, the black APO-Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. lens from Leica is a fast wide-angle prime characterized by its apochromatic designation. Six lens elements feature anomalous partial dispersion and high refractive index glass, rendering the lens capable of focusing red, green, and blue wavelengths at the same plane in order to virtually eliminate chromatic aberrations. In addition, three aspherical elements with a total of four aspherical surfaces are incorporated to reduce spherical aberrations, providing edge-to-edge sharpness.

The APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH. goes one step further, by facilitating true close-up imaging with minimum a focusing distance of just 11.8", surpassing previous M-series lenses featuring a typical close-focus distance of approximately 27.5". With a smoothly engineered detent at 0.7m on the focus ring, the user can feel when the lens steps into the close-focus range and indicates when Live View or an EVF should be used for precise focus and composition. This compact 35mm lens is also distinguished by its compact form factor, making it ideal for use as an everyday lens. Like all M-mount lenses, it features a manual focus design, and a convenient focusing tab for more refined control during use.

  • Apochromatic design employs six anomalous partial color dispersion glass elements
  • Three aspherical elements with a total of four aspherical surfaces for improved edge to edge sharpness
  • Closest focus distance available in M lens portfolio: 11.8" / 0.3m
  • Bright f/2 maximum aperture benefits working in low light conditions and adds greater control over depth of field
  • Compact overall design is ideal for use in everyday shooting situations
  • Includes lens hood and leather pouch

Leica APO-Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
35mm
Maximum Aperture
f/2
Lens Mount
Leica M
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Filter Size
39 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/2
Minimum Aperture
f/16
Lens Mount
Leica M
Angle of View
62.5°
Minimum Focus Distance
11.8" / 30 cm
Optical Design
10 Elements in 5 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
11
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Filter Size
39 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.1 x 1.6" / 53 x 40.9 mm
Weight
11.3 oz / 320 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.225 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.2 x 4.6 x 4.6"

Leica APO-Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH Reviews

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Is it made out of Brass or is it Aluminum?

Is it made out of Brass or is it Aluminum?
Asked by: Dilianny
The Leica APO-Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. Lens is made of both brass and aluminum according to Leica.
Answered by: Dan W
Date published: 2023-10-16

Is this lens weather sealed?

Is this lens weather sealed?
Asked by: harrison
No, the Leica APO-Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. Lens is not weather-sealed.
Answered by: James P
Date published: 2024-05-01

Will a filter fit on the lens with the hood ...

Will a filter fit on the lens with the hood attached? Thanks!
Asked by: Mark
The threads for the lens hood and filter have a separation by quite a margin. So the lens hood orientation is not affected.
Answered by: Shiv
Date published: 2022-10-03

Is it all made in Germany?

Is it all made in Germany?
Asked by: Peter
Absolutely! The Leica APO-Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH lens is made in Leica's Wetzlar factory in Germany.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2023-03-24

How well does this lens work with the ...

How well does this lens work with the macro-adapter-m, given the shorter 30cm focal distance?
Asked by: Eric
We anticipate that it will most likely work, but it might bring the point of focus VERY close to the front of the lens. And if it gets so close it can be really hard to work with, where you start blocking your light source unless it comes in from a very particular angle. Hope this helps.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2022-10-28

Will this lens work with Leica M film cameras at ...

Will this lens work with Leica M film cameras at the new minimum focus distance?
Asked by: Darin
It will work on film Leica M cameras but not through the rangefinder at close focus.
Answered by: Tristan
Date published: 2024-02-24

What's the Maximum Reproduction Ratio aka Maximum ...

What's the Maximum Reproduction Ratio aka Maximum Magnification? (I see the Minimum Focus Distance in the specs)
Asked by: Magneto
The Leica APO-Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. Lens (Black) largest reproduction ratio is 1:5.6.
Answered by: Rob K
Date published: 2023-04-22

Will this lens focus up to 0.7 meters on M film ...

Will this lens focus up to 0.7 meters on M film cameras? I hear that it can only focus up to 1.5 meters on MP and new M6. Is this true?
Asked by: Alan
The Leica 35/2 lens has a Minimum Focus Distance of 11.8" / 30 cm on all M cameras
Answered by: Shalom
Date published: 2022-12-19
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