Breaking news: the new Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4

This link was first posted on the RFF - the official pdf for the new Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 lens (Update: the PDF file was removed):

The new SUMMILUX-M 35mm/f1.4 ASPH. is setting new standards in the important class of high-speed wide angle lenses. The optical design has been optimised for the use in combination with digital Leica M cameras, but also with traditional analogue M cameras stunning results can be achieved. In particular with the LEICA M9, the new SUMMILUX-M 35mm/f1.4 ASPH. shows its full potential and is therefore becoming an essential part of every Leica M outfit.

Contrary to its very popular predecessor, the new lens is equipped with a Floating Element, which keeps the outstanding imaging performance at a very high level even at closest focusing distance. The new patented, rectangular, full-metal lens hood is making the lens even more compact than before.

The new 35 Lux on a M9

Product Advantages:

  • Outstanding imaging performance even at full open aperture throughout the full focusing range from infinity down to 28“.
  • Selective sharpness ability for creative photography due to the large maximum aperture of f1.4.
  • Very good suppression of stray light and reflexes for high-contrast pictures even in back light situations.
  • Very good visibility through the viewfinder due to compact dimensions. • High quality, all-metal lens hood.

Price: € 3750,-

Availability: End of March 2010 (?) - my previous reports were right! Now obviously this lens was suppose to be announced around PMA and available in stores at the end of March, 2010 but for whatever reason that was postponed.

Prices and accessories:

Check the history of this rumor here.

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