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- 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.
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.?
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.
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!
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.
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?
It is not a lot, but there is a slight bit of blockage when using this on a .72 or .73 viewfinder.
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?
Newer lenses have better coding's for sharper images and better color saturation
Date published: 2021-01-12
Is the original lens hood with the 11663 Summilux part number 12465 or 11874? Thank you!
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).
Date published: 2023-04-16
Is the aperture on new serial numbers of this lens still loose? I have an earlier serial number and the aperture ring is really loose and bumps easily. I would consider selling mine and buying one built more recently if the problem has been fixed. Thank you.
Still loose. Bumps easily.
Date published: 2018-08-28
when using this lens with this adaptor ...
when using this lens with this adaptor https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1455279-REG/kipon_leica_viso_eos_adapter.html on Canon C500 will it reach infinity and will it cover the Full Frame? Thanks
Sorry, it is not possible to mount a Leica M mount lens on a EF mount camera. The flange depth of the Leica is 27.8 while on the EF camera it is 44mm. Even if you succeed in mounting it, the focus plane would be 16.8mm in front of the sensor resulting in an hopelessly out of focus image.
Date published: 2021-01-23
What Brand of the 46mm UV filter will correctly ...
What Brand of the 46mm UV filter will correctly fit and the lens ? I just purchased B+W 46mm XS-Pro UV Haze MRC-Nano 010M Filter and outside diameter (to big) of this filter prevent to install the hood.
Using the Leica UV filter is your best option, other brand filters may or may not fit with the hood. It is difficult to know unless you try different ones.
Date published: 2020-03-18