Leica APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH.

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Leica APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH.

The compact APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH. pushes the limits of what is technologically possible to deliver an uncompromising optical performance. With a minimum focusing distance that is rarely found within the M-System, the new lens provides an even greater scope for creativity.
A masterpiece of German engineering for next-level authenticity.

Closest Focus in M-lens Portfolio - Up to 0.3m
The APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH. quite literally goes one step further, by facilitating true close-up shots. Its minimum focusing distance of just 0.3m surpasses all previous M-lenses. With a beautifully engineered detent at 0.7m on the focus ring, the user can feel when the lens steps into the close-focus range and therefore know when they must switch to Live View on the screen or EVF on an M.

Construction Details
The exceptional performance capability is made possible by the elaborate lens design, combined with the high precision manufacturing processes at the Leica production plant. The ten lens elements are divided into five groups; three elements feature aspherical surfaces (one of them on both sides). Six elements are made of glasses with anomalous partial dispersion, which not only reduce chromatic aberrations to almost zero, but also provide apochromatic correction – a quality that is rarely found in lenses of this focal length, and a first for a 35 mm lens in the M-System.

The essentials:

  • Unmatched image quality
  • Contemporary design
  • Easy to focus
  • Most compact 35mm full frame lens with this exceptional optical performance
  • Closest focus distance in M lens portfolio - up to 0.3m


Most compact 35mm full frame lens with this exceptional optical permomance.

Closest focus in M-lens portfolio - up to 0.3m

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  • View angle (diagonal/horizontal/vertical)
  • Full-frame (24x36mm):
  • for M8 (18x27mm):
    47.0°/40.0°/28.0°, equivalent focal length approx. 46.67 mm
  • Lens System
  • Number of lenses/assemblies:
    10 / 5
  • Number of aspherical surfaces:
  • Position of the entrance pupil before the bayonet:
  • Focusing
  • Scale:
    Combined scale meter/foot
  • Smallest object field:
    Full-frame: 135 × 203 mm, M8: 101 × 152 mm
  • Largest scale:
  • Aperture
  • Setting/function:
    Lock blade, with half-increment lock settings
  • Smallest aperture:
  • Number of aperture blades:
  • Bayonet:
    Leica M bayonet with 6-bit encoding
  • Filter thread:
  • Lens hood:
  • Dimensions
  • Length:
    approx. 40.9/49.3 mm (without/with lens hood)
  • Diameter:
    approx. 40.9/49.3 mm (without/with lens hood)

Lens, metal lens hood, metal front cap, thread protection ring, rear cap, Nappa leather lens case

Limited Warranty:
Leica Camera AG (‘LEICA’) provides a three-year product limited warranty for this LEICA camera valid from the date of purchase from an authorized LEICA dealer, including the accessories contained in the original packaging, which are valid for two years.

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