SUMMILUX-M 1.4/35 2nd

This is a record of using the LEICA SUMMILUX-M 35mm F1.4 Titan color with a LEICA M digital camera.

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Sample photos of the SUMMILUX 35mm F1.4 (HEXAR-RF / KODAK ELITE CHROME 100)

Compact, bright wide-angle lens.
The unit in hand was manufactured in 1992 with 3.6 million units.
I bought it used in 2008. It was the time when Noctilux was sold at 200,000 yen.。

The lens is newer and in good condition, and although there is a small amount of vignetting even at full aperture, it is not so severe that it is unusable, and focusing is not difficult.
The minimum focusing distance is 1 m, so it is not a lens that allows you to get very close, but I consider it to be a lens that can be enjoyed with this limitation included.
For a while, I owned an old lens with a stopper that was in poor condition, but I gave it up early on because it was in a terrible state of disarray. The world’s impression of the Summilux 35mm may be based solely on the description of such a lens.

Even today, lenses with this “sh” mark can be seen in the used market, but since the quality of the lens is the same whether it is an official import or a parallel import, I do not think this mark has any special meaning.


The original was produced from 1967. The titanium color was produced for three years from 1990 to 1992, and during that period, the total number of units produced, including black, was 4,500, of which a percentage were titanium.
Due to the long production period of this lens, there are many variations such as with glasses for M3, with focus lever stopper, and with different colors.
The lens configuration is 7 elements in 5 groups, and the 12504 hood is generally used. Other SUMMICRON-type hoods can also be used, but no filters can be attached.

focal length(mm)35
Maximum aperture1.4
Minimum aperture16
Lens configuration5groups 7elements
Leaf blade10
Minimum distance(m)1.0Camera distance meter interlocked in all areas
Lens length(mm)28.8Distance from mount flange
Lens max diameter(mm)51.5Focus lever excluded
Filter diameter(mm)Series 6 filter mounted inside the hood
Release date1967
List price(Yen)



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