The industrial design has been brought up to date with almost unchanged dimensions – the new Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 ASPH. is 2 millimetres shorter while 2 millimetres 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.
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 centimetres. 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.
Number of lenses/assemblies – 9/5
Focus range – 0.4 m to infinity
Largest scale – 1:8.9
Smallest aperture – 16
Number of aperture blades – 11
Bayonet – Leica M bayonet with 6-bit encoding
Filter thread – 46
Lens hood – pull-out