Leica M (Type 240) + LEICA SUMMILUX-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH., black anodized finish

LEICA SUMMILUX-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH., black anodized finish £3870.00 Leica M (Type 240) £4100

Camera type:   Compact digital view- and rangefinder system still and video camera
Lens mount:   Leica M bayonet with additional sensor for 6-bit coding
Lens system:   Leica M lenses, Leica R lenses with optional Leica R-Adapter M
Top Cover:   Milled brass top cover with integrated thumb rest
Material:   All-metal case made of die-cast magnesium; synthetic leather covering. Cap and base plate made of brass

 

Image Sensor:   LEICA MAX 24 MP CMOS Sensor
Number of effective Pixels:   24 Million Pixels
Sensitivity range:   ISO 200 – ISO 6400, Pull 100 available, Auto ISO
Imaging Platform:   Integrated imaging circuit with Leica Maestro® Image processor
Electronic Viewfinder:   Optional available, can be used for Live View and Play functionality
LCD Monitor:   3” TFT Display with 920.000 Pixels, scratch resistant cover glass (Corning®Gorilla®Glass)
Shutter:   Dual type focal plane shutter for classic image exposure and Live view
Shutter Speed:   1/4000s – 60s (in Bulb), 1/180s flash synchronization
Burst rate:   3fps
Self timer:   2s / 12s

Storage Media:

  SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards
Image File Format:   DNG™ (RAW data uncompressed or lossless compressed), JPEG
File Size:   DNG approx. 20 Mbyte – approx. 30 Mbyte (compressed)/ 48.2 MByte (uncompressed), JPEG: Resolution and image content dependent
Available JPG Resolutions:   5952px*3976px (24 MP), 4256px*2832px (12 MP)/ 2976px*1984px (6MP) / 1600px*1080px (1,7MP)
Color Spaces:   sRGB / Adobe®RGB
White Balance:   Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shadow / Tungsten / Fluorescent warm /Fluorescent cool / Flash / Manual (Greycard) / Kelvin 2000-13100

Other functions:

 

Film Modes, Saturation, Contrast, Sharpening

Movie Recording:   Single frame video compression (Motion JPG), Quicktime format (mov)
Movie resolution:   1080p, 720p, 640*480 (VGA)
Movie sampling rate:   25 fps, 24 fps, 30 fps (VGA only)
Microphone:   Mono, stereo microphone adapter optional available
Audio recording:   Auto level adjustment, manual level adjustment (available while recording), concert preset
Exposure Metering:   In classic viewfinder mode: Through the Lens (TTL) metering, center weighted with variable aperture. In Live View and advanced viewfinder mode: Through the Lens (TTL) metering, center weighted, spot or multifield measuring. Center-weighted TTL metering for flash exposure with system conformant SCA-3000/2 standard flash units.
Exposure setting:   Manual shutter speed setting with direct dial, A-Mode with direct dial
Exposure Modes:   Automatic shutter speed (A-Mode), Manual Exposure (M-Mode)
Compensation:   -3 EV to +3 EV, 1/3 f-stops
Exposure Bracketing:   3/5 frames, 0.5 / 1 / 2 / 3 f-stops
Flash exposure metering:   Control with center-weighted TTL pre-flash metering (with SCA-3501/3502 adapter, or SCA-3000 standard flash unit such as Leica SF24D/Leica SF 58).
Hot shoe:   SCA-3502 compatible hot shoe, with center contact
Flash Synchronization:   Optional triggered at first or second shutter curtain
Flash Synch time:   1/180s
Focusing Methods:   Manual focus with optical rangefinder, Live View, 100% Live View Zoom, Live View focus peaking
Optical Viewfinder:   Large, light bright-line rangefinder with automatic parallax compensation, LED illuminated frame lines.
Optical Viewfinder frame lines:   Framelines size matches image sensor size at 2m focusing distance
Optical Viewfinder correction:   Eyepiece adjusted to -0,5 dpt. Corrective lenses from -3 to +3 dpt. available (optional)
Magnification:   0.68x
Optical Viewfinder Displays:   In the viewfinder LED symbol for flash status (at bottom). Four-digit seven-segment LED digital display, brightness adapted to ambient conditions, for: Warning in case of exposure correction; display of automatic shutter speed in automatic mode; advisory indicating use of metering memory lock LED exposure monitor with two triangular and one central circular LED with manual exposure setting
Rangefinder:   Split or superimposed image range finder shown as a bright field in the center of the viewfinder image
Rangefinder effective metering Basis:   47.1 mm (mechanical metering basis 69.25 mm x viewfinder magnification 0.68 times)
Start up time:   <1s
Power Supply:   Li-ion battery (included), 7.4V, 1800 mAh
Horizon:   Yes
User Profiles:   4 Profiles, exportable
Sensor cleaning:   Dust detection, manual cleaning function
Tripod Thread:   A 1/4 (1/4") DIN made of stainless steel in base plate
Dimensions:   approx. 139 x 42 x 80 mm (5.5 x 1.7 x 3.1 in.)
Weight:   680 g (23.9 oz)
Operating Temperature:   0°C – 40°C
Menu languages   English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Accessories Included   Battery, Charger with power cables for EU and USA (different in some export markets), 12V charging cable, Carrying strap, Accessory port cover, Body cap
Software licenses   Adobe® Lightroom®
New optional accessories:   Electronic Viewfinder (EVF-2), Multifunctional Handgrip M, Handgrip M, SCA Adapter Set for Multi-functional Handgrip M, Power Adapter for Multi-functional Handgrip M, Finger loop for Multi-functional Handgrip M, Size S / M / L, Leica Microphone Adapter Set, Leica M-Adapter R, Ever-Ready Case M, Li-ion Battery BP-SCL2, Battery charger BC-SCL2
  • Outstanding image quality thanks to newly developed LEICA MAX CMOS Sensor
  • Extended applications with Live View and electronic viewfinder
  • Simple, high-precision focusing thanks to Live View focus and focus peaking
  • Digital fullframe for Leica R lenses, with the Leica R-Adapter M
  • "Leica Look" videos with Full HD video capture (1080p)
  • Enhanced sensitivity range up to ISO 6400
  • 3" display with 920,000 pixels, Corning® Gorilla® glass screen protector
  • Fast image processing by the Leica Maestro image processor
  • Splash protected body
  • Extremely long battery life
  • Multi-pattern and spot exposure metering
  • Revised ergonomics and controls

35 mm lenses are the most popular in the M-System. Their mixture of moderate wide angle characteristics paired with natural dimensions make this focal length extremely versatile. Often, it is the first choice on a new M camera, and therefore many famous pictures have been taken with a 35 mm lens.

The Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. is a further revised version of this popular wide-angle lens for the Leica M rangefinder system. Thanks to the latest developments in the fields of optics and precision engineering, the new 35mm lens sets a whole new standard in the fast wide-angle lens portfolio. Whether it's a matter of selective focus in the close-up range, high-contrast available light applications or landscape shots with immense depth of field, the lens delivers persuasive arguments in any situation.

More compact, higher performance

In comparison with its predecessor, the new Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. now incorporates a floating element: the lenses behind the aperture blades are constructed as a floating group that changes its position relative to the front lens group during focusing to ensure that the Leica Summilux-M 1:1.4/35 mm ASPH. achieves outstanding imaging performance at closer focusing distances.

Another new feature is a full-metal, rectangular, screw-mount lens hood that contributes significantly to the compact dimensions of the lens.

The optical design of the Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. has also been optimized for use on the digital Leica M models. It reveals the full extent of its outstanding performance particularly when mounted on a full format digital M body. The Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. also delivers excellent results on analogue M models and is destined to become an indispensable component of every M system outfit.

Even wide open, the Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. reveals performance characteristics without precedent in the field of compact 35 mm lenses: outstanding imaging performance over the entire focus range, from infinity to minimum focus; excellent contrast, even in the finest structures; superb rendition of detail across the entire image field; good field flattening and, stopped down to f/2 and onward, almost complete freedom from coma effects. It is almost impossible to improve this excellent optical performance by stopping down.

Angle of view (diagonal, horizontal, vertical)
for 35 mm (24 x 36 mm) 63°, 54°, 37°
for M8 digital (18 x 27 mm)

50°, 42°, 28°

corresponds to a focal length of approx. 48 mm with 35 mm-format

Optical design  
Number of lenses/groups 9 / 5
Focal length 35.6 mm
Position of entrance pupil 16.6 mm (related to the first lens surface in light direction)
Focusing range 0.7 m to infinity
Distance setting  
Scales Combined meter/feet graduation
Smallest object field 418 x 626 mm
Largest reproduction ratio 1:17.4
Aperture  
Setting/Function With click-stops, half values available, manual diaphragm
Lowest value 16
Number of blades 9
Bayonet Leica M quick-change bayonet with 6 bit lens identification bar code for digital M models
Filter mount Non-rotating, internal thread for screw-on filters size E 46
Lens hood separate, screw on metal hood (included)
Dimension and weight:   
Length 46 / 58 mm (with / without lens hood)
Largest diameter approx. 56 mm
Weight approx. 320 g