Leica APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH.For pictures that make history.
Tradition of excellence.
Leica M lenses have always been known to be among the best in the world. The APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 certainly continues this tradition. At the same time, its extraordinary optical performance places the new addition in a league of its own – even among M lenses. With a closest focusing distance that is notably short for the M-System, exceptionally sharp rendition, distinctive bokeh and high light sensitivity, this masterpiece of German engineering enables photographers to work even more creatively – not just with the Leica M, but also with the Leica SL2 and SL2-S.
A closer look.
The APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH. quite literally takes it one step further, by facilitating true close-up shots. Its minimum focusing distance of just 30 centimetres surpasses all previous M lenses. A floating lens element ensures exceptional rendition quality across the entire image at all distance settings.
The focus ring has a particularly large throw of 300°, which enables extremely precise focusing despite the extended close focus range. In conjunction with its high light sensitivity, the APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH. takes compositional creativity to the next level. An exceptional lens for those once-in-a-lifetime Leica moments.
British photographer Huw John found the APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH. equally suited to capturing portraits. “It’s amazing how thin the depth of focus is. You get insane focus on the eyelashes, then it drops off. Looking at this 100% crop, I would swear that it could have been taken with a focal length of 85 or even 105 mm!”
Huw John is a full-time photographer based in Cardiff, Wales. He has three decades of experience working for leading brands and organisations in the fields of film & TV, editorial and corporate PR.
His approach is not to actively chase his images, but to discover them through observation: once something captivates his attention, he presses the shutter.
The Art of the Leica M-lens
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