2022-09-15 13:00Press release

New: Leica Summilux-M 35mm F1.4 ASPH for high-resolution sensor cameras

Leica Summilux M 35mm F1.4 ASPH 2022

The Transcontinenta Group, distributor Leica for the Netherlands, introduces the new Leica Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 ASPH. Redesigned, and now even more versatile and flexible. 

The history of Leica lenses dates back more than 150 years and tells of innovative engineering, uncompromising precision work and outstanding quality. It is a story about masterly and legendary tools which rank among the best in the world. This applies especially to Leica M lenses. One of the most versatile among them has now been redesigned and optimized for the Leica M11 sensor cover glass thickness and high resolution. It provides now even more flexibility for a creative pictorial design: the Leica Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 ASPH. 

The lens combines a light wide-angle characteristic with natural-looking dimensions, and is thus particularly versatile. Whether for detailed landscape shots, high-contrast pictures even in difficult light conditions or subjects in close-up range with selective focus: the Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 ASPH. produces extraordinary results. Now, eleven instead of nine aperture blades are used for a visibly improved bokeh.

New close-up possibilities

In addition, the closest focusing distance could be reduced from 70 to 40 centimetres. So much closeness is made possible by a patent-pending double cam unit newly developed by Leica engineers. As a result, the rotation angle of the focus ring could be almost doubled to 176° in comparison to the previous model – with the same compact size of the lens. This ensures reliable, precise focusing over the entire setting range. Up to 70 centimetres, this works, as usual, via the range finder of all digital and analogue M cameras. After a slightly perceptible resistance, the extended close-up range between 70 and 40 centimetres is exactly focusable via Live View on the screen, Visoflex viewfinder or Leica FOTOS app. 

New and compact design 
The industrial design has been brought up to date with almost unchanged dimensions – the new Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 ASPH. is 2 millimetres shorter, while 2 millimetres have been added to the diameter. As with the Summilux-M 50 f/1.4 ASPH., the lens hood is now round, directly integrated in the lens and can easily be screwed in and unscrewed at any time. For an even faster and more flexible handling. And for even more design freedom when taking photos.

Pricing and availability

The two colour variants of the Leica Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 ASPH. will be available at the Leica Store Amsterdam, the Leica Store Lisse and the Leica Dealers in the Netherlands.  The retail price of the black variant will be € 5.650,00 including VAT and the retail price of the silver variant will be € 5.850,00 including VAT. 

Topics: Photo

About Transcontinenta Group

The Transcontinenta Group is one of the best value added distributors in Western Europe. We are a privately owned company and established in 1992 in the Netherlands. The Transcontinenta Group has offices in The Netherlands, Germany, and the UK. From there we distribute well-known and leading brands in the field of photography, video, sport optics and mobile connectivity. The wide range of brands and products we represent enables us to position them in a wide range of markets. From the novice amateur, professional photo studio to museums and government.


Rob van Keulen
Rob van Keulen