Last updated (30 August’10):
– Review by Kenrockwell
The Leica summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH features 35mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/2. The lens construction has 7 elements in 5 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 63 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 2.5 feet or 0.7 meters and has a filter size of 39mm x 0.5mm thread pitch. The Leica summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH lens weighs 9.00 oz. (255g) and it measures 2.09 inches in diameter and 1.36 inches long.
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Leica summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH Reviews
Kenrockwell reviews the Leica summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH and writes;
“My tests are all shot full-frame on Fuji Velvia 50 on an M7. Lenses this good are no fun to test. They work pretty much perfectly. Since there are no flaws, there isn’t much about which to write. Bokeh is kind of crappy, but that’s OK because depth-of-field is so deep with the short lens that nothing is usually out of focus anyway. For the places and things you’re going to shoot at f/2, any falloff in this lens is invisible, and in fact, you might want more just to make your compositional point. It’s also ultra-sharp even at its closest focus distance, which is closer than specified. Even at f/2.8, it’s perfect in the corners at 0.65m, if you can hold the camera perfectly parallel to your subject.”
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Leica summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH User Manual
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Leica summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH Specifications
Leica M Series Lenses Compact, lightweight and covering an optimum range of practical applications, Leica M lenses offer a unique optical performance that has secured them a leading position throughout the world. With focal lengths ranging from 21 to 135mm and speeds of up to f/1.0, these valuable precision lenses are distinguished for their superb imaging performance and long service life. Other features include: Excellent sharpness, high-contrast performance and an extreme resolving power even at full aperture Extremely compact design using lens elements with high refractive indices and low dispersion values Uniform, neutral colour rendition Exceptional freedom from flare due to special Leica multiple coating Long service even in tough, everyday professional use and smooth focusing thanks to the mechanical precision of the metal helical focusing mounts. Particularly compact wide angle lens with aspherical lens surfaces for exceptional optical performance.