High Quality, Fast, Compact and Lightweight
The Leica 35mm f/2.5 Summarit-M Lens is a wide lens belonging the Summarit-M stable of rangefinder lenses. Summarit-M lenses have been engineered to produce accepted optical Leica and mechanical superiority, while placed at a price range below today's M ASPH lenses.
Featuring a big maximum f/2.5 aperture and by utilizing traditional and verified aspherical lens design, these lenses produce excellent quality. A consequence of these features is a very compact package.
Adjusting a smaller size with a fast aperture, the Leica Summarit-M 35mm f/2.4 ASPH Lens offers Leica M mount camera shooters a wide-angle point of view. The 35mm lens point uses aspherical elements in a 6 element and 4 group optical layout that provides a more compact lens with sharp optical execution across the frame. An aperture from f/2.4 to f/16 likewise adds to flexibility in an assortment of shooting conditions. Furthermore, the lens is completely manual focus and features 6-bit coding for raising up frame lines and exchanging metadata to the camera.
The lens's industrial design takes into consideration better optical execution contrasted with its antecedents and takes into account a minimum focusing distance of 2.6'. There are threads on the front of the lens for utilizing a 46mm filter, and the 35mm provides a nine-blade aperture for smooth out-of-focus components. Moreover, the lens includes a metal hood and is made in Germany.
Completely manual focal point intended for Leica M digital and analog cameras
Aperture range of f/2.4 to f/16
Industrial engineering that offers enhanced optical performance
Aspherical components provide for a compact design with enhanced optical operation through the decrease of unmistakable abberations
6-bit coding for full Leica camera compatability and the exchange of metadata
2.6' to infinity focusing range
Nine aperture blades for smooth out-of-focus images
Uses 46mm threaded filters
Metal hood and metal lens cap are included
Manufactured at Leica Wetzlar factory in Germany
Leica lens new updated "6-bit" coding
This Leica lens features the new updated "6-bit" coding, that allows the M digital camera to optically read this information and then identify the lens being mounted. Optionally the M camera can then apply a software based "last stage" vignetting
adjustment (for images captured in RAW, the lens mounted is simply recorded,
with no changes made).
May 10, 2011
• All letter and number engravings will be made using the traditional "Leitz-Norm" font as originally used by Leitz Wetzlar during the 1960's, and the red button on the lens mount will be true to the original color used on lenses produced since the introduction of the M mount through the 1970's.
• Includes "6-bit code" which allows the digital M8 camera to identify which lens is being used, and also to store this information in image metadata.
• High quality, fast, compact and lightweight.
• The 9-bladed circular aperture creates a shallow depth-of-field that brings attention to the subject and blurs the background, which is ideal for portraits and weddings.
• Manufactured and marked "Made in Germany".
M Mount Adapters
The Leica M mount was introduced in 1954 at the same time as the Leica M3. It's been the mount of choice on every Leica M series thru the present day Leica M7 film camera and Leica M9 digital camera
The M Mount was also the mount used for Minolta's CLE rangefinder, on the Konica Hexar RF, on the later versions of the Voigtlander Bessa family
and Lenses, the mount for the Rollei 35RF, also quite recently on the newest Zeiss Ikon
Rangefinder and Lenses..
Benefits of Lens adapters is versatility, and saving money with the continued use of the preferred lenses you already own.
Drawbacks of lens adapters is the inconvenience, no electronic connection between the adapted lens and your camera body
A couple of factors are necessary for a lens adapter to work properly. First, the camera body "lens registration" space or the expanse between the mount of the lens to the sensor or film surface. Two, the "throat size" of the mount or the mount diameter. An adapter flanked by the body of the camera and a lens from different brands, this registration distance of the adapted lens must be larger than the registration distance on the body; plus the lenses throat-size must be less than the throat size on the body mount.
M lenses can be adapted to Canon EOS, Nikon, Micro Four
Thirds, and Sony Nex Cameras.