Leica officially announced the new Summilux-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Lens, which is positioned as the reference lens for APS-C-format Leica mirrorless digital cameras. The US price of this lens is $2,395. t is compatible with L mount mirrorless cameras, including all T-series models as well as SL-series cameras in APS-C crop mode, where it provides a normal-length 52.5mm equivalent focal length. And the fast f/1.4 maximum aperture benefits shooting in low-light conditions and also offers greater control over focus position for using shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
Leica Summilux-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Lens Key Features:
- F1.4 reference lens within the APS-C system market
- Ultra fast F1.4 normal prime lens for excellent sharpness and a beautiful bokeh
- Classic 50mm angle of view
- Manual focusing ring enable smooth adjustments during shooting
- Black or silver anodized aluminum finish
- Aluminum lens hood with well defined lock in position
- Made in Germany and comes with a two year warranty
Leica Summilux-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Lens Specs:
Press release (via LeicaRumors):
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.
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