|Leica Summilux M 35mm|
Dennis Hissink : June 4th 2010 - 12:00 CET
Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH lens : Leica Camera AG presents the Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH, a revised version of the Leica M rangefinder system’s popular wide-angle lens. The Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH sets a whole new standard in the fast wide-angle lens portfolio, utilizing the latest developments in the fields of optics and precision engineering. Regardless of the situation, from selective focus in the close-up range, high-contrast available light applications or landscape shots with immense depth of field, the lens delivers incomparable results. The new Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH wide-angle lens will be available in July 2010 at authorized Leica dealers for $4,995. |
Leica Summilux 35mm lens offer outstanding imaging performance
The Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH differentiates itself from its predecessor by offering a floating element: the lenses behind the aperture blades are constructed as a floating group that changes its position relative to the front lens group during focusing. This ensures outstanding imaging performance at closer focusing distances.
Leica 35mm for Leica M9 digital system cameras
Additionally, the new Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH features a full-metal, rectangular, screw-mount lens hood that significantly contributes to the compact dimensions of the lens. The optical design has been optimized for use on the digital Leica M models and reveals the full extent of the lens’ superior performance, especially when mounted on the Leica M9. The Leica 35mm f/1.4 ASPH also delivers excellent results on analogue M models and is predestined to become an indispensible component of every M system.
Broad spectrum covered with Leica Summilux-M 35 mm lens
“Thanks to the sum of its qualities, this Leica Summilux-M 35 mm lens is a universal tool for every photographer,” says Stefan Daniel, Head of Product Management at Leica Camera AG. “Its moderate wide-angle characteristics, on the one hand, and its natural reproduction of perspectives, on the other, make it ideal for a particularly broad spectrum of photographic uses ranging from portraiture to landscapes. Having produced countless iconic images in the history of photography, lenses of this focal length are counted among the classical entry-level lenses for building an M camera outfit.”
Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH lens
Even wide open, the Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH offers an optical quality without precedent in the field of compact 35 mm lenses: outstanding imaging performance over the entire focusing range, from infinity to minimum focus, excellent contrast even in the finest structures, superb rendition of details across the entire image field, good field flattening and, stopped down to f2 and onwards, almost complete freedom from coma effects.
Light weight of Leica 35 mm ASPH for reportage photographer
The Leica 35 mm ASPH is a nine-lens design, five of which are manufactured from glasses with a high refraction index. One lens element has an aspherical (non-spherically formed) surface that makes a significant contribution to the compact construction of the lens. Combined with its light weight of only 11 ounces, this lens is an ideal choice for a light travelling outfit or reportage assignments.
Leica Summilux 35mm design and development
Like all other Leica lenses, the Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH was designed and developed by Leica’s optical specialists in Solms, Germany, and represents a perfect combination of optical and technical expertise. A particularly reliable product with enduring value, the Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH is manufactured from only the best materials and assembled in an elaborate process entirely by hand. The combination of cutting-edge technologies and meticulous manufacturing procedures guarantees the consistently excellent quality of every single Leica lens.
Leica Summilux 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH lens hood
The Leica Summilux 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH is sold with a particularly high-quality, all-metal lens hood. The lens hood not only protects the lens effectively against reduction of contrast by extraneous light but also against damage and accumulation of dirt on the front lens element. The lens hood should always remain mounted whenever the lens and camera are in use.