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LEICA SUMMILUX-M 24 mm f/1.4 ASPH -- The Super Fast Wide Angle Lens

Leica, a German based company is well known for products such as cameras, microscopes and geo-survey equipments. Leica unveiled its new high speed compact lens called Leica SUMMILUX-M 24 mm f/1.4 ASPH SLR (Single Lens Reflex) Lens. This lens has a very strong construction and it is light in weight.

SUMMILUX-M 24 mm f/1.4 is an interchangeable lens and it provides consistent output. The lens gets built with a combination of 10 elements in eight groups. The size of the lens is 61 × 58.50 mm (2.4 × 2.3 inches). The focal length of the lens is 24 mm. The minimum aperture of the lens is f/1.4 and the maximum aperture is f/16. The minimum focusing distance of this lens is 70 cm. The magnification ratio of the lens is 0.04x. The angle of view offered by this lens is 84 degrees. SUMMILUX-M 24 mm f/1.4 integrates five elements for partial anomalous dispersion.

SUMMILUX-M 24 mm f/1.4 works at exceptional speed and provides outstanding imaging performance at wide angle of view. SUMMILUX-M has a wide application potential and it combines wide angle characteristics and ultra high speed. At full open aperture, this lens includes extreme shallow field depth. SUMMILUX-M 24 mm f/1.4 offers close focus shot of the subject with effective background. This lens provides total focusing. The field depth range is awesome so that the entire landscape can be pictured with sharp focus.

SUMMILUX-M 24 mm f/1.4 contains a rectangular metal lens hood which accommodates filter mounts. The state of art technology gets combined with meticulous craftsmanship which proves the consistent quality of the performance of this lens. This lens is very suitable for light photography. The floating elements give superb performance even at close focal distances. Vignetting and distortions are hardly found at this lens. The chromatic aberrations (CA) get corrected with great effort and so no CA is found.

SUMMILUX-M 24 mm f/1.4 comes with items such as front cap, rear cap, lens hood, leather case and high quality cardboard representation box. The lens weighs 500 grams (17.64 ounces). It is a durable lens which offers quick focus on the subjects. SUMMILUX-M 24 mm f/1.4 includes some special effects and it is the best lens for low light photography. This lens offers great performance throughout the range and it is best one for photojournalists.

dBal
Wed, 03 Mar 2010 12:07:48 +0000

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