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Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens (Black, 2022 Version)

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Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens (Black, 2022 Version)
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 for M-mount rangefinders, the upgraded 2022 version of the Leica 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. Offered here in black, this lens is well-suited for available light photography and affords outstanding control over depth of field for selective focus shooting techniques.
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Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux-M Overview

One of the most versatile lenses for M-mount rangefinders, the upgraded 2022 version of the Leica 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. Offered here in black, this lens is well-suited for available light photography and affords outstanding control over depth of field for selective focus shooting techniques.

The lens features a newly engineered double cam unit that decreases the minimum focusing distance to just 1.3', enabling dynamic close-up imagery. Additionally, the lens has been upgraded with eleven aperture blades from the original nine for visibly improved bokeh performance. 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. A newly designed pull-out lens hood has also been integrated into the front of the lens to minimize ghosting and flare by blocking out stray light.

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.
Improved minimum focusing distance of just 1.3' enables dynamic close-up imagery.
One aspherical element controls spherical aberrations and distortion for improved sharpness.
Floating elements system achieves consistent image quality throughout the focusing range.
Upgraded eleven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out-of-focus quality to benefit the use of selective focus and shallow depth of field techniques.
Newly designed with an integrated pull-out lens hood, the front of the lens also includes 46mm-diameter threads to accept optional filters.

Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux-M Specs

Focal Length35mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountLeica M
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View63°
Minimum Focus Distance1.3' / 40 cm
Optical Design9 Elements in 5 Groups
Diaphragm Blades11
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size46 mm (Front)
Weight11.9 oz / 338 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.27 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.3 x 4.7 x 4.6"

Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux-M Reviews

Excellent!

By Jay
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-24

Very, very good! Feels heavier than the 35mm f/2.00 but it's just the same. I don't like the built in hood. Looks like something is missing. Awkward to handle and focus unless using zone focusing. The closest focusing is better than the older model. let's in lots of light and is much faster than f/2.0.

An Upgraded Improvement

By Patrick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-24

I was such a fan of the older Leica Summilux-M 35mm that I was worried about parting ways with it to get this newer version. However, after using it for several months I can honestly say that I have no worries whatsoever. Leica has done such a good job of keeping the wonderful character of the older lens and refining it further by adding close focusing and smoother bokeh. It's a fantastic lens that works well for my photographic needs to be able to get closer to subjects. This has unlocked so many more possibilities with my work. Yes, you do need to use the screen or EVF for close focusing, but this certainly isn't a dealbreaker in any way. I wouldn't be surprised if we saw an integrated EVF in an M12 someday.

Coming to you with free floating aperture blades

By Hanns
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-30

Leica's QC has gone from bad to worse... not only are wait times almost infinite with some lenses, this lens had most of its early samples come with broken aperture mechanism leading to free floating blades. I declined a good price for the FLE I version in order to wait for this, just for Leica to send out this rubbish and then halt production until whenever due to their QC issues which are not unique to this lens.

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can you see lens as you look through viewfinder?

can you see lens as you look through viewfinder?
Asked by: miguel
This lens is viewable through the viewfinder but unfortunately, we don’t currently have any demo models to check exactly how much it does and whether it protrudes into the frame lines for the 35mm.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2023-01-30

Is this lens made in Portugal or Germany?

Is this lens made in Portugal or Germany?
Asked by: John
This lens is manufactured in Leica's Germany factory.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2022-10-19

will the closer focus diatance work on film ...

will the closer focus diatance work on film cameras?
Asked by: miguel
Past a certain point, it decouples from the rangefinder mechanism, so you're not going to be able to focus using the rangefinder for close shots. They added this for digital Ms with live view turned on.
Answered by: Harry
Date published: 2022-10-29

The new Leica 35mm F/1.4 Summilux-M has optical ...

The new Leica 35mm F/1.4 Summilux-M has optical connectors and the M 11 cannot read those and cannot determine what lens is attached. How will this be addressed?
Asked by: Jay
The M11 should know and confirm that this new Leica 35mm lens is attached to the camera via its 6-bit coding. You want to make sure the lens is fully mounted (hearing the slight click) when it's attached. To confirm there is nothing out of the ordinary, you can try the lens on another M digital body to see if the lens gets read by the camera and/or try another M lens on your M11 to see if there are any issues with the camera itself. There are no known issues that we have heard with the 6-bit coding of this lens at this time. If you do the above and find there is an issue/defect with either the lens or the body, please advise B&H you would like return the defected item to them and they will advise the procedure, as long as it is within their return policy window. If it's out of their return window (for the camera), it may need to be sent to Leica's Customer Care dept. in Teaneck NJ to be check out.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2022-09-29
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