APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH.

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An optical masterpiece.

With its intricate design, special glass types and high-precision craftsmanship, the APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH. ranks among Leica’s most elaborately constructed lenses. The result: a close-to flawless imaging performance. Three of the ten lens elements (divided into five groups) feature aspherical surfaces – one of them on both sides. In addition, the new M lens renders images with practically no chromatic aberration, thanks to apochromatic correction – a rare quality in lenses of this focal length.

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The specially designed lens hood, in combination with highly effective anti-reflective coatings, make the APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH. virtually impervious to stray light and glare.

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The following pictures illustrate the core competencies of the Leica APO-Summicron-M 1:2/35 ASPH.

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APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH.

Order number: 11 699

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Length approx. 40.9/49.3 mm (without/with lens hood)
Diameter approx. 53 mm (without lens hood)
Lens hood
Lens hood Screw-on
Filter thread
Filter thread E39
Bayonet Leica M bayonet with 6-bit encoding
Setting/Function Lock blade, with half-increment lock settings
Smallest aperture 16
Number of aperture blades 11
Scale Combined scale meter (m)/foot (ft)
Smallest object field Full-frame: 135 × 203 mm, M8: 101 × 152 mm
Largest scale 1:5.6
Lens system
Number of lenses/assemblies 10/5
Number of aspherical surfaces 4
Position of the entrance pupil before the bayonet 13.8 mm
Focus range 0.3 m to infinity
View angle (diagonal/horizontal/vertical)
Full-frame (24 × 36 mm) 62.5°/53.6°/37.2°
for M8 (18 × 27 mm) 47.0°/40.0°/28.0°, equivalent focal length approx. 46.67 mm
Order Number
Black, anodized 11 699
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