The Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 is a reissue of the famous version 1 'steel rim', joining the ranks of the Leica Classic Line as the fourth member next to the Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6, the Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2 and the Noctilux-M 50mm f/1.2 ASPH.
Since its launch in 1961 and after more than 35 years of almost unchanged production, this M lens has been enjoying great popularity up to the present day. The world’s fastest wide-angle lens at the time has also always been very compact and extremely light with a weight of only 200 grams. Last but not least, it convinces with its imaging performance and the unique image effect. Photographing with maximum aperture creates pictures with an especially soft, almost magical bokeh which is hard to achieve even with digital image processing. Its extraordinary pictorial look earned the Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 the title “True King of Bokeh”. Photographing at open aperture in backlit conditions creates intended lens flares that can be used for specific creative effects. After stopping down to f/2.8, it produces very sharp and particularly distortion-free pictures which also meet modern requirements for image quality.
Its relaunched edition is made in the Leica factory in Wetzlar – in the original vintage design and with the identical optical calculation of the first Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4. Furthermore, the stainless steel front ring known as “Steel Rim”, the lockable focus ring and the black attachable lens hood are also modelled on the original. What is new, however, is the second, round lens hood which enables the use of filters (the clip-on shade will not attach to the lens with a filter threaded on) and is also included in delivery.
- Original Optical & Product Design with Modern Production Processes
- Stainless Steel Front Ring
- Focus Lock on Focus Ring
- Ultra Compact and Fast Wide-Angle Lens
- True “King of Bokeh” with Iconic Lens Rendering
- Made in Germany