Leica Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux pre-ASPH


Mar 1, 2014
Great lens with a dual personality -- pretty sharp stopped down and dreamy wide open. This shot is stopped down to about f2.8 or f4.

It's also a tiny lens, about the same size and weight as the 35mm Summicron v1 or 35mm Summaron.

L1001379_v1 by brusbybrusby, on Flickr

I've posted a few photos taken wide open at f/1.4 on my flickr page in the album Vassanta https://www.flickr.com/photos/brusby/sets/72157648389905393/ which show the alternative character of this lens and the reason I really like it. Because of less well corrected aberrations at that aperture it renders in a nice soft, dreamy style, kind of like a wide angle Noctilux. Even at it's softest, it's still sharp.

Because some of the photos are nudes (hopefully artistic) I thought they might not be appropriate to post here.
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Mar 1, 2014
Yes, I really like that it's so versatile and permits changing the mood of the shot or session just by changing aperture. No need to swap lenses.


Dec 15, 2011
This lens does very well with color images. It renders colors with a pastel-like view.

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