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Leica SUMMILUX-M 35 mm f/1.4 Aspherical -- The Super Sharp Lens

Leica is a German company well-known for cameras, microscopes and geosurvey equipments. Leica introduced a super sharp ultra high-speed wide angle lens called Leica SUMMILUX-M 35 mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens. This SUMMILUX-M 35 mm f/1.4 is available in black and silver chrome plated version.

The lens gets constructed with a combination of nine elements in five groups. The lens includes one grounded aspherical surface. The size of this lens is 46.2 x 53.2 mm (1.82 x 2.09 inches) (length x diameter). The lens maximum aperture is f/2 and the minimum aperture is f/16. The focal length of the lens is 35.6 mm. The angle of view of this lens is 63 degrees (diagonal), 54 degrees (horizontal) and 38 degrees (vertical). It contains nine blades in it. The blades in this lens are straight at f/2, get inwardly curved from f/2.4 to f/8 and straight from f/9.5 to f/16.

The filter size of the lens is 46 mm. The closest focusing distance of the lens is 64 cm (25 inches). The maximum reproduction ratio offered by this lens is 1:17.5. This lens includes rear caps, front caps. The lens hood gets made up of plastic. The barrel, focus ring and aperture ring is made of black anodized aluminium. The lens offers outstanding imaging performance across the entire focusing range. The lens provides excellent sharpness and beautiful color rendition. The lens is multicoated and so it avoids flare easily.

The lens weighs 306.7 grams (10.81 ounces) with naked lens and no caps, 323.4 grams (11.40 ounces) including lens hood and no caps. The lens hood alone weighs 16.8 grams (0.59 ounces). The distortion is very low in this lens. Some pincushion distortion is seen around the corners of the lens. The flare and ghosts are reduced to a maximum. The focusing range of this lens is 0.7 m to infinite. This lens bears a bayonet lens mount. This Leica SUMMILUX-M 35 mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens is a best fit for Leica M rangefinder cameras.

This SUMMILUX-M 35 mm f/1.4 aspherical lens is an interchangeable lens and is very easy to clean. It is durable and offer high focusing. It offers exceptional sharpness at all apertures even at wide end. The lens is compactly designed using effective elements with low dispersion values and high refractive indices. This lens is best suitable for light photography. This Leica SUMMILUX-M 35 mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens is priced around 2895 US Dollars in December 1995 and 4200 US Dollars in May 2009.

Thu, 22 Apr 2010 18:10:53 +0000

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