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The about $8195 Leica 35mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH was released in spring 2021. A totally new design and a first-ever “APO” offering in a Leica M focal length under 50mm, it looks to be the most challenging and high performance lens that Leica has ever offered. On paper, it looks to be the ideal, first-choice, and best lens for Leica M cameras*.
- Leica M-Mount / Full Frame Format
- Aperture Range: f/2 to f/16
- 10 Elements in 5 Groups
- Apochromatic design with 6 anomalous partial dispersion lenses including 3 high refractive
- 3 Aspherical Elements, 4 aspherical surfaces
- Minimum Focus Distance: 30 cm = 11.8 in
- Filter Size: 39mm
- Included Lens Hood and Leather Pouch
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- Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
- Optical quality analysis of field curvature, focus shift, sharpness, flare, distortion, and performance in the field.
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