One of the most versatile Leica lenses has now been redesigned and refined to provide even more flexibility for a creative pictorial design: the Leica Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 ASPH.
The lens combines a light wide-angle characteristic with natural-looking dimensions and is thus particularly versatile. Whether for detailed landscape shots, high-contrast pictures even in difficult light conditions or subjects in close-up range with selective focus: the Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 ASPH. produces extraordinary results. Now, eleven instead of nine aperture blades are used for a visibly improved bokeh. In addition, the closest focusing distance could be reduced from 70 to 40 centimeters.
So much closeness is made possible by a patent-pending double cam unit newly developed by Leica engineers. As a result, the rotation angle of the focus ring could be almost doubled to 176° in comparison to the previous model – with the same compact size of the lens. This ensures reliable, precise focusing over the entire setting range. Up to 70 centimeters, this works, as usual, via the range finder of all digital and analogue M cameras. After a slightly perceptible resistance, the extended close-up range between 70 and 40 centimeters is exactly focusable via Live View on the screen, Visoflex viewfinder or Leica FOTOS app.
The industrial design has been brought up to date with almost unchanged dimensions – the new Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 ASPH. is 2 millimeters shorter while 2 millimeters have been added to the diameter. As with the Summilux-M 50 f/1.4 ASPH., the lens hood is now round, directly integrated in the lens and can easily be screwed in and unscrewed at any time. For an even faster and more flexible handling. And for even more design freedom when taking photos.