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Leica announces the Summilux-M 35mm F/1.4 ASPH lens

Leica now unveils the rumored Summilux-M 35mm F/1.4 ASPH lens, the new reference standard for Leica M photography. The hallmarks of the lens include high contrast, superb detail rendition across the image field, excellent flatness of field, and very low coma - all at virtually the same quality even at distances to 0.7 meter (28-inch). The 35 mm focal length is already standard for many Leica photographers. Ultra-high speed, outstanding optical characteristics and compact dimensions make this Summilux a universal wide-angle lens...

HIGHLIGHTS

Check-out the full line of M lenses at Leica-camera.comThis lens is among the very best in terms of sheer quality of design. Its exceptional picture performance in such a compact package is an outstanding achievement of Leica's aspherical technology.
The hallmarks of this remarkable lens include high contrast, superb detail rendition across the image field, excellent flatness of field, and very low coma - all at virtually the same quality even at distances down to 0.7 meters (28 in).
The 35 mm focal length is already the standard for many Leica photographers. Ultra-high speed paired with outstanding optical characteristics and compact dimensions make this Summilux a universal wide-angle lens.
Its uses range from medium-distance portrait photography to landscape shots. We can recommend it without reservation as a top lens, best suited for available light photography.
 
Technical Data

Angle of view
• 63°, 54°, 38° (diagonal, horizontal, vertical)

Optical design
• Number of elements / groups: 9 / 5
• Focal length: 35.6 mm
• Entrance pupil: 16.8 mm (related to the first lens surface in light direction)
• Focusing range: 0.7 m to Infinity

Distance setting
• Scale: combined meter/feet-increments
• Smallest object field: 420 mm x 630 mm
• Highest reproduction ratio: 1:17.5

Diaphragm
• Setting / Type: with clickstops (including half values), manual diaphragm
• Smallest aperture: f/16

Bayonet
• Leica M quick-change bayonet

Filter (type)
• internal thread for screw-in type filters E 46

Lens hood
• separate, clip-on type, lockable

Dimensions and weight
• Length: 46.2 mm
• Largest diameter: 53 mm

Additional information: Check-out the full line of M lenses at Leica-camera.com
May 8, 2010
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