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Leica launches limited edition 35mm

Posted on Mar 21, 2024

Leica has released a limited edition version of the Summicron 35mm f/1.4 lens for its M series of rangefinder cameras. The original lens, which first appeared in 1961, was the fastest wide angle lens of the time, now this version gets a new finish and other limited edition benefits.

Alongside a black anodised finish, the lens features the iconic silver stainless steel front ring, a black painted brass focus lock button and adjusted engravings on the focus ring. A lens container, clip-on hood and second round lens hood with screw thread for filters are also included. Each one also features an engraved special serial number.

The original lens was noted for its soft bokeh at the maximum f/1.4 aperture and it is claimed that this version has the same characteristics. Stop down to f/2.8, however, and images are very sharp and distortion free. 

Available in selected Leica stores, the lens costs £8600.

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