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

BH #LE3514MB • MFR #11663
Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens (Black)
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 black 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 black 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

Focal Length35mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountLeica M
Angle of View63°
Minimum Focus Distance2.3' / 70 cm
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:17.4
Optical Design9 Elements in 5 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Focus TypeManual Focus
Filter Size46 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.2 x 1.8" / 56 x 46 mm
Weight11.3 oz / 320 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.27 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.7 x 4.75 x 4.65"

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

Fabulous lens

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-06

Really eye opening performance. Virtually no detectable distortion, fabulous contrast and sharpness, with great bokeh. Pricey but worth it.

Astonishing right out of the box

By Peter Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-07

I've got a lot of vintage Leica glass, including a circa 1963 35mm Summicron. But having recently bit the bullet on the stellar M10 Monochrom, it's inspired me to invest in some modern optics. This gorgeous thing has my my hands shaking, the first pictures making me feel much better about the seemingly exorbitant costs. These lenses are expensive for a reason. Wow, Just wow.

Fast and sharp

By Chao
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-25

Like said in the title I think this lens really give the best (balance) of both worlds.

I wonderful glass

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-08

Mouted on a demanding Leica M10 Monochrom this lens leaves nothing to be desired. Extremely pleased with everything about it. A joy to own and use.

Distinctive at full aperture, and if so inclined: magical !

By Hermann
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-17

I have owned the previous model Summilux M 1:1.4 35mm for 25 years. The aspheric version is a worthwhile upgrade for me, I use it on the Monochrome type 246. If you can forget about the $$$ for a moment, you are buying a work of art, Leica glass at its best, for decades to come. I do own 9 additional Leica M lenses, my favorite is the Noctilux. This Summilux 35mm lens weighs less, is less conspicuous, is ideal for travel, and is half the price of the latter. If you are new to Leica M this could be an ideal first and perhaps only lens. The older Summilux M 1:1.4 35mm is quite comparable stopped down, the newer aspheric version is supersharp and distinctive at full aperture - wide open (this is what you are paying for) and, if so inclined, you may find it : magical !

A Nice Option

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-29

I'm not going to on about what a wonderful lens the 35mm Summilux is - plenty of reviews attest to that! This specific version though, the Leitz Wetzlar version, just has the extra bonus of looking wonderfully low-key. No bright orange colors that stand out. Yet it is still very easily readable! I'm really glad this version happened to come along just when I was in the market for a 35 'Lux. It looks superb on my black M10-P, and of course the image quality is exceptional. Highly Recommended.

I love it.... but!

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-03

I waited a long time to purchase this lens as it is THE most expensive lens I have ever purchased. I had owned the 35mm summicron (latest version) and was pretty content with it so the lux really needed to prove it's worth to me. I did not but it just because it's one stop faster, but rather because I kept hearing about the phenomenal magic and 3D look this lens produces when wide open. This lens can nail focus wide open at 1.4 all day long but, it is not tack sharp and also vignettes pretty heavily. Both can add to that magical look.. and I am totally ok with it, but it is something people should know. Close down to 2 - 2.8 and the lens is amazingly sharp, the vignette fades away, and it still has an amazing pop to the images. I use this lens on my M10 monochrome and I am getting great results. The slightly larger size and weight does not bother me at all. So overall, and a fantastic lens for sure! just know that while the lux is not perfect at 1.4, it can produce amazing images wide open.

A do everything lens for your Leica

By Chad
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-01

This really is the most versatile lens Leica makes. Low light, day light, etc will all work well with this lens. Same goes with street, travel, portraits, etc. Rendering is beautiful at F1.4 and the only downside is the price.

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