Leica Camera has officially announced the Summilux-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH lens as the reference lens for APS-C-sized sensor Leica mirrorless cameras.
The new prime lens with a bright aperture is compatible with L mount mirrorless cameras, including all T-series models as well as SL-series cameras in APS-C crop mode. It provides a normal-length 52.5mm equivalent focal length.
The lens design features 12 elements in eight groups optical design incorporates four aspherical elements to control chromatic and spherical aberrations, and distortions, for increased clarity and sharpness. You can see the sample images here.
The price of the Leica Summilux-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH lens is $2,395.
LEICA SUMMILUX-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH: Introducing a new reference lens in the APS-C system category
Leica Camera has today introduced a new addition to the Leica T Camera System portfolio – the Leica Summilux-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. – an extremely fast prime lens with a classic focal length. Set to become the reference lens in the APS-C category, it offers exceptional imaging performance.
The Leica Summilux-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. delivers maximum sharpness, and superb resolution and colour reproduction when shooting wide open, throughout its aperture range, and at all distances from its closest focusing limit to infinity. It also produces image004.jpgstunning pictures with that unmistakeable ‘Leica look’ and a unique and beautiful bokeh.
Considering the outstanding speed and extraordinary image performance, this 35mm lens is surprisingly compact – and, thanks to the internal focusing system, its overall length remains unchanged in use. Furthermore, the lens’ manual focusing ring enables the smoothest adjustments to be made when shooting.
As with all other Leica lenses, the Leica Summilux-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. has been designed by Leica’s own specialists in Wetzlar, Germany, and represents a perfect union of optical and technical expertise. This combination of cutting-edge technology and the highest quality materials ensures consistently excellent results.
As indicated by the ‘TL’ in its name, the Leica Summilux-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. is the first of two image009.jpgnew prime lenses for the Leica T Camera System that is fully compatible with the bayonet mount of the Leica T, as well as the L-mount of the Leica SL-System. The second TL lens, the Leica APO Macro-Elmarit-TL 60mm f/2.8 ASPH., will be available from Autumn 2016.
Availability and pricing
The Summilux-TL 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. is available now in a choice of black or silver anodised finish from authorised Leica stockists in the UK, at a suggested retail price of £1,650 including VAT. A matching lens hood is also available at an SRP of £65 including VAT.