Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1,4 släpps i Limited Special Edition

Leica släpper nu sin Summilux-M 35mm f/1,4 i en ny begränsad limited-edition, med anodiserad yta i svart – för 120 000 kronor.

Nya Summilux-M 35mm f/1,4 baserar sig helt på den första versionens optik, där bland annat färgen och ytan skiljer sig. Frontringen har beteckningen "LEITZ WETZLAR" på den svarta anodiserade ytan.

Också presentationen av skalan för fokusavståndet har gjorts om, och följer nu också originalversionens utförande med sina färger. Också serienumret har graverats in på specialvis.

Rekommenderat pris är 9 950 euro, något svenskt pris finns inte då objektivet endast kommer att säljas i Leica Store. Priset motsvarar runt 120 000 kronor.

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Press release: Leica Summilux-M 1:1.4/35 now available as a limited special edition in black

Wetzlar, 21st March 2024. Leica M-Lenses’ legendary reputation precedes them. One of these outstanding lenses is the Leica Summilux-M 35 f/1.4. Still valued today, it appeared in 1961 as the world’s fastest wide-angle lens at the time and experienced a renaissance with its new edition. Now, Leica Camera AG presents the classic lens in a strictly limited design variant with a special serial number.


Based on the first edition, the Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 now emerges in a black anodised finish, featuring the iconic silver stainless steel front ring, commonly referred to as the “Steel Rim”. The engraving on the front reads “LEITZ WETZLAR”. Another detail can be seen on the black painted brass focus lock button which acquires a unique patina with frequent use. In order to come as close as possible to the original, the engravings on the special edition’s focus ring have been adjusted. The arrangement of the feet and metre scale is also modelled on the original in terms of colour and has been swapped in comparison to the silver series lens.


With its imaging performance, the special edition corresponds to the series model. Photographing with open aperture creates pictures with an especially soft, almost magical bokeh which is hard to achieve even with digital image processing. Its extraordinary image look earned the Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 the title “True King of Bokeh”. At the latest after stopping down to f/2.8, it produces very sharp and particularly distortion-free pictures which also meet modern requirements for image quality.


The special packaging with its vintage look already hints at the origin of this edition. In addition to the lens, it also comprises a lens container, a clip-on lens hood as well as an additional round lens hood with E46 thread for the use of filters.


The black anodised Leica Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 with an engraved special serial number will be available in selected Leica Stores worldwide starting now. The recommended retail price will be €9,950.00 including VAT.