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Leica SUMMICRON-M 35 mm f/2 Aspherical - The Standard Lens

Leica is a German company and they are the leading manufacturers of microscopes, camera and geosurvey equipment. Leica launched a lens in its trademark SUMMICRON series called Leica SUMMICRON-M 35 mm f/2 Aspherical Lens. It is an exceptional lens which operates and provides sharp images at any kind of situations.

The lens gets constructed with a combination of seven elements in five groups. It includes one aspherical surface as well. The size of the lens is 53 x 34.5 mm (2.09 x 1.36 inches) (diameter x length). The front and back elements of the lens is convex. The focal length of this lens is 35 mm. In contains eight diaphragm blades in it. The diaphragm blades become straight at f/2.8, become inwardly curve from f/4 to f/11 and it becomes straight again from f/16. The closest focus distance of the lens is 0.7 m (27.56 inches) (2.5 feet). The maximum reproduction ratio of the lens is 1:17.5.

This SUMMICRON-M 35 mm f/2 is a fixed focal length lens. The minimum aperture of the lens is f/16 and the maximum aperture is f/2. The angle of view to view the subject offered by this lens is 64 degrees. The filter size of the lens is 39 mm. The barrel, focus ring and aperture ring is made of black anodized aluminium. The lens cap is made of soft plastic and the focus lever is made of plastic. The lens mount is made of dull chromed brass. Distortion is not seen anywhere in this lens. The lens bears a Hoya single coated filter and there is a faint ghost image at very bright light which is only visible at night.

The lens comes with a superb nappa leather case. The lens weighs 253.8 grams (8.95 ounces) with no caps and hood. With caps and hood, the lens weighs 278.3 grams (9.81 ounces). The lens body weighs 255 grams. This 35 mm SLR lens fits the camera very well. It is an all round versatile lens having nice features. The lens operates at very high-speed and focuses the subject effectively. The aspherical lens produces high quality images at full aperture.

Leica SUMMICRON-M 35 mm f/2 Aspherical Lens is available in black anodized or silver chrome finish. This lens is well-known for its high resolution, high contrast and less appealing bokeh. It uses Leica M mount for mounting the lenses. This lens works elegantly and the photographers can shoot easily without paying much attention. Leica SUMMICRON-M 35 mm f/2 Aspherical Lens is priced around 2800 US Dollars.

Wed, 28 Apr 2010 12:07:00 +0000

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