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Leica Camera introduces a new version of the Leica Summarit lense for Leica M cameras:

  • Leica Summarit-M 35 mm f/2.4 ASPH.
  • Leica Summarit-M 50 mm f/2.4
  • Leica Summarit-M 75 mm f/2.4
  • Leica Summarit-M 90 mm f/2.4

All focal lengths now have a maximum aperture of f/2.4 – and are available in silver chrome finish too.

Summarit-M prices (Germany) black silver
Leica Summarit-M 35 mm f/2.4 ASPH. 1,800 € 1,850 €
Leica Summarit-M 50 mm f/2.4 1,550 € 1,600 €
Leica Summarit-M 75 mm f/2.4 1,700 € 1,750 €
Leica Summarit-M 90 mm f/2.4 1,900 € 1,950 €

The 75 and 90 mm Leica Summarit-M-Lenses will be available from authorised Leica dealers from September on and will be followed by the 35 and 50 mm lenses from October. The lenses are sold complete with a lens hood and a metal lens cap.

The old Summarit lenses will be phased out, remainders are still available in some Leica Stores.

Same Optical Design, Tighter Tolerances

No new optical design was need to achieve the bigger aperture. Leica engineers were able to increase the maximum aperture by 1/8 exposure value by tighter tolerances in the production process. The lens design for the Summarit-M 35 mm includes one aspherical lens element, the predecessor included the same lens element, but it was not mentioned in the official lens name.

Leica Summarit-M 35 mm f/2.4 ASPH.

Leica Summarit-M 50 mm f/2.4

Leica Summarit-M 75 mm f/2.4

Leica Summarit-M 90 mm f/2.4

Technical data LEICA SUMMARIT-M 35 mm f/2.4 ASPH. / 50 mm f/2.4

LEICA SUMMARIT-M 35 mm f/2.4 ASPH. LEICA SUMMARIT-M 50 mm f/2.4
Number of lens elements/groups 6/4 6/4
Number of iris blades 9 9
Closest focusing distance 0.8 m 0.8 m
Filter size E 46 E 46
Weight 197 g 190 g
Length from bayonet flange 34 mm 33 mm
Largest diameter 52 mm 52 mm
Lens mount Leica M Leica M
Case Nappa leather Nappa leather
Made in Germany Yes Yes
Six-bit coding Yes Yes

Technical data LEICA SUMMARIT-M 75 mm f/2.4 / 90 mm f/2.4

LEICA SUMMARIT-M 75 mm f/2.4 ASPH. LEICA SUMMARIT-M 90 mm f/2.4
Number of lens elements/groups 6/4 5/4
Number of iris blades 11 11
Closest focusing distance 0.7 m 0.9 m
Filter size E 46 E 46
Weight 325 g 346 g
Length from bayonet flange 60.5 mm 67 mm
Largest diameter 55 mm 55 mm
Lens mount Leica M Leica M
Case Nappa leather Nappa leather
Made in Germany Yes Yes
Six-bit coding Yes Yes

New generation of the Leica Summarit-M-Lenses with improved performance and new design

Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, presents a new generation of Leica Summarit-M-Lenses. In comparison with the previous models, these new lenses with a maximum aperture of f/2.4 offer improved performance characteristics and new lens design. The range of focal lengths available in the Leica Summarit-M-Lens family remains the same, with 35, 50, 75 and 90 mm. For the first time, they are now available in a choice of black and silver anodised finishes.

Manufactured using cutting-edge technologies, the Leica Summarit-M-Lenses provide exceptional imaging quality in all photographic situations. As is the case for all Leica lenses, they are designed and constructed by Leica optical specialists and combine the best of optical and mechanical expertise. As particularly reliable products with enduring value, they are made in Germany from only the finest materials and assembled in an elaborate process entirely by hand. The combination of cutting-edge technologies and painstaking manufacturing procedures guarantees consistently excellent quality. In summary, in the Leica lens portfolio, the Leica Summarit lenses represent an ideal compromise between lens speed and compact size.

The universal Leica Summarit-M 35 mm f/2.4 ASPH. is the smallest and lightest 35 mm lens in the Leica rangefinder system. It is the only lens of the new generation of Leica Summarit-M-Lenses to feature an aspherical lens element.

Its high performance, light weight and easy handling make the Leica Summarit-M 50 mm f/2.4 ASPH. a particularly versatile lens. The angle of view of this lens corresponds to the field of view and normal vision of the human eye and offers impressively neutral and natural perspectives and proportions. It delivers high contrast, perfect image field flatness and impressive colour correction.

The Summarit-M 75 mm f/2.4 is significantly more compact than other M-Lenses with similar focal lengths and achieves outstanding imaging performance. In comparison to its predecessor, the new lens now has a closest focusing distance of only 0.7 m. In combination with the 35 mm Summarit-M, it makes up an ideal pair of lenses for exploring the fascinating world of creative image composition.

The Leica Summarit-M 90 mm f/2.4 rounds off the family of Summarit-M-Lenses with an extremely versatile telephoto lens. This particularly compact lens offers ideal handling and is characterised by exceptional optical and mechanical quality. The closest focusing distance was reduced for this lens, too, to 0.9 m.

The 75 and 90 mm Leica Summarit-M-Lenses will be available from authorised Leica dealers from September on and will be followed by the 35 and 50 mm lenses from October. The lenses are sold complete with a lens hood and a metal lens cap.

About The Author

Andreas is Photo Engineer and lives in Bonn, Germany. He runs the international Leica Forum, the Systemkamera Forum (about CSC cameras) and the Fuji X Forum. Google+

2 Comments

  1. […] has released a firmware update for all digital Leica M camera models to support the new line of Summarit-M lenses announced on the photokina […]

  2. I am sure the new Summarit lenses are as awesome as your article outlines. Personally, I love the character of the first Leitz Summarit, the 5cm 1.5. Here are some of my shots with it. Considerably cheaper and faster than the current 50mm Summarit but also a bit quirky and certainly as clinical a look. Interesting crescent shaped bokeh and pretty flare prone but lot of fun with a classic look.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnnymartyr/albums/72157657787134441

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