Leica 35mm f/2 SUMMICRON-M Aspherical, Manual Focus (6-Bit Coded) Lens for M System - Chrome Finish - U.S.A. Warranty

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About Leica 35mm f/2

Get this Leica 35mm f/2 normally $3350.00 and on sale for $3100.00 total saving of $250.00 and Shipping is free!. Bonus: No sales tax either, unless you live in New York or New Jersey.

Excellent sharpness and contrast rendition and high resolving power are the benefits of this new computation, which gives this lens outstanding imaging performance across the entire focusing range. Its versatility and all-around performance makes this a world-class lens in the high-speed wide-angle category. Equipped with the 35 mm f/2 SUMMICRON-M ASPH. lens, the LEICA M becomes an elegant compact camera. This lens is also available in a silver chrome plated version.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(6)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Durable (3),Lightweight (3)
Best Uses:
Everyday (4),Travel (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Professional (3)

Leica 35mm f/2 Specifications

Construction
5 Groups/7 Elements
Angle of view
64°
F stop range
2-16
Closest Focusing Distance
0.7
Filter Size
E 39
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
1.4" x 2.0" 34.5 x 53mm
Weight
0.80 lb 340g

Leica 35mm f/2 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Aspherical M lens Classic Focal Length

I use this lens with film and digital M cameras. It's small size allows me to easily carry it in a pocket. The versatility of the 35mm focal length is equally useful in a busy urban environment as well as a grand landscape. In town I zone focus this lens and shoot from my waste in stride. I'm able to capture real life urban moments without any apparent intrusion on my part. On a day hike I'm always trying to pack light and this little lens is an easy choice. The 35mm focal length works for th...

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I use this lens with film and digital M cameras. It's small size allows me to easily carry it in a pocket. The versatility of the 35mm focal length is equally useful in a busy urban environment as well as a grand landscape. In town I zone focus this lens and shoot from my waste in stride. I'm able to capture real life urban moments without any apparent intrusion on my part. On a day hike I'm always trying to pack light and this little lens is an easy choice. The 35mm focal length works for the Grand Scene to the Intimate landscape and everything in between. Leica has engineered a lens with excellent balance between color and contrast. I use it from f/2 to f/8 and it's sharp from the center out. The design of this lens makes its output predictable and therefore easy to use. The predictability of the output is quickly learned allowing the user to make artistic adjustments with immediate success. This lens never gets in the way of making great images.

Reviewed by 6 customers

 
5.0

Amazing

By

from NYC  -  Professional

I picked this lens up for my Leica M(240) to replace a 50mm Summicron as i wanted something wider. I am constantly being surprised by how sharp and amazing the images are from this lens, even wide open

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Better than pre-6-bit on M9

By

from Phoenix, AZ  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Delivers better color neutrality across the frame than the Color Skopar Pancake II I was using, though now I've learned it's probably not the Skopar's fault: http://chromasoft.blogspot.com/2009/10/vignetting-correction-issues-on-leica.html But in trying Leica 35's to replace the Skopar, I saw something unexpected: this 6-bit version draws much differently than the uncoded 35 cron asph I tried before it. The earlier version had hotter highlights and a more chunky draw. It made the pictures look more digital in that label's pejorative sense. I vastly prefer the look of the coded version. Somehow the draw seems more nuanced, less chunky, without the overcooked highlights; the images overall looked less pejoratively digital, more filmic--or maybe that's just good digital? Summarit 35 (the new one, 6-bit) also had a more pleasant draw than that uncoded cron asph, incidentally. It makes me wonder whether the 6-bit lenses have been adjusted to mate better with digital sensors.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great optics, but high price

By

from Los Angeles, CA  -  Semi-Professional

Great lens, superb sharpness and mechanical handling. The copy I received had issues with the stiffness/smoothness of the focus ring movement. Aside from that, my only other criticism is the price. There are few lenses that can rival the sharpness of this lens, and none that can touch it in terms of size and construction. A very well-balanced lens if you can afford it.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Aspherical M lens Classic Focal Length

By

from CO  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I use this lens with film and digital M cameras. It's small size allows me to easily carry it in a pocket. The versatility of the 35mm focal length is equally useful in a busy urban environment as well as a grand landscape. In town I zone focus this lens and shoot from my waste in stride. I'm able to capture real life urban moments without any apparent intrusion on my part. On a day hike I'm always trying to pack light and this little lens is an easy choice. The 35mm focal length works for the Grand Scene to the Intimate landscape and everything in between. Leica has engineered a lens with excellent balance between color and contrast. I use it from f/2 to f/8 and it's sharp from the center out. The design of this lens makes its output predictable and therefore easy to use. The predictability of the output is quickly learned allowing the user to make artistic adjustments with immediate success. This lens never gets in the way of making great images.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Most amazing lens

By

from Brooklyn, NY  -  Professional

I recently got this lens and shot with it for 2 days before reviewing the shots. The images captured through this lens are just amazing. Even better than my 50mm Summicron. You expect Leica lenses to be sharp, so that's a given. But this lens really is incredibly sharp. The way it captures color and tones is also very impressive. This lens produces the most film-like images I've ever seen in digital. Of course, the M9's sensor has a lot to do with that, but the 35mm Summicron ASPH does give me a slightly more film-like look than even my 50mm lens did. It's a good all-around lens; gives you a little more visual breathing room as compared to a 50mm lens, which I like a lot. 35mm is generally my favorite focal length. But as Leica lenses are not cheap, this lens is probably the best choice if you can only afford one lens for your Rangefinder (like me) because 35mm is the sweet spot.....it's a little wider than a 50mm, a little tighter than a 28.

(6 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

very very sharp but...

By

from seattle  -  Professional

this lens is insanely sharp. I bought mine when they were 1/3rd the cost of today, so I can't imagine buying one new. But if you do be very careful not to drop it. Mine slipped out of my hand at 3 feet, onto linoleum, and it cost [$] to fix it!

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