Initially launched in 1961 and unchanged for 35 years, the Leica Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 has simply been relaunched in its authentic classic design and with an similar optical calculation to the very first model.
The stainless steel entrance ring often called the “Metal Rim”, lockable focus ring and black attachable lens hood are additionally modelled on the unique. A brand new included addition is a second, spherical lens hood with an E46 thread which allows the usage of filters.
The Leica Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 is obtainable now priced at £3,400 within the UK.
Leica Press Launch
An individualist returns
Wetzlar, twentieth October 2022. For greater than 150 years Leica have produced quite a few superlative precision instruments which have constantly set images requirements and redefined the boundaries of what’s technically possible. This consists of the lenses of the legendary Leica M-System. One among these legends returns now: the Leica Summilux-M 35 f/1.4.
Since its launch in 1961 and after greater than 35 years of just about unchanged manufacturing, the M lens has been having fun with nice reputation as much as the current day. The world’s quickest wide-angle lens has at all times been very compact and very light-weight at solely 200 grams, continuously impressing with its imaging efficiency and its distinctive picture impact. Photographing with most aperture creates photos with an particularly comfortable, nearly magical bokeh that’s exhausting to attain even with digital picture processing. Its extraordinary pictorial look earned the Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 the title “True King of Bokeh”. Photographing at open aperture in backlit circumstances creates meant lens flares that can be utilized for particular inventive results. Even after stopping right down to f/2.8, it produces very sharp and significantly distortion-free photos which additionally meet trendy necessities for picture high quality.
Its relaunched version is made within the Leica manufacture in Wetzlar – within the authentic classic design and with the similar optical calculation of the primary Summilux-M 35 f/1.4. Moreover, the stainless steel entrance ring often called “Metal Rim”, lockable focus ring and black attachable lens hood are additionally modelled on the unique. What’s new, nevertheless, is the second, spherical lens hood with E46 thread which allows the usage of filters and can also be included in supply.
The Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 is the fourth member of the Leica Basic Line, alongside the Summaron-M 28 f/5.6, the Thambar-M 90 f/2.2 and the Noctilux-M 50 f/1.2 ASPH.
The Leica Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 is obtainable globally in any respect Leica Shops, the Leica On-line Retailer and approved sellers. The retail value will likely be £3,450.00 together with VAT.
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