Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH. Lens

Model #11178

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Specifications

Physical

Weight 1.58 lb (720 g)
Filter Thread Front: 67 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.87 x 4.02" (73 x 102 mm)

Performance

Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View 31.8°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.64' (50 cm)
Magnification 0.2x
Focal Length 75mm
Elements/Groups 11 / 9
Diaphragm Blades Not Specified by Manufacturer
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Aperture Maximum: f/2Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Leica L

Features

Autofocus Yes
Expert Reviews
Lenstip com.34355424
18 June 2010

Everybody knows perfectly well that Leica values its products very highly. Although the 2/75 model is not the most expensive in theSummicron series, it is also not the cheapest one and you must admit that the sum of over 3400 $ might make you weak at the knees.

  • +

    sensational build quality,, excellent image quality in the centre of the field of view starting right from the maximum relative aperture,, very low chromatic aberration,, negligible distortion,, slight coma,, well-corrected astigmatism,, sensibly low vignetting which disappears completely on slight...

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    too „soft” at the edge of the frame by f/2.0 –f/2.8,, very high price.

User Reviews
B h photo.34921152
20 June 2017
10/10

I simply love this lens, it is small, perfect for many applications. The only drawback is the flare which can be rather prominent. However, I got used to it so whenever I end up in a situation like this I put my hand on the hood and extend it this way. Few shots were missed due to this though.

B h photo.34921152
16 September 2015
10/10

I don't very often use this lens but I would be very reluctant to get rid of it. I recently sold my 90mm Summicron (pre asph) and I don't miss it one bit, although it was a beautiful lens.

B h photo.34921152
18 July 2014
10/10

This is an amazing lens. And, for all its character, sharpness, rendering and clarity of micro contrast, color, etc... it is my all time favorite lens... for its IQ and appeal. Even though it is not generally my go to lens, it is the one lens I never want to be without.

B h photo.34921152
11 March 2014
8.0/10

The resolution is almost clinical in nature, even when opened wide. Micro-contrast is high and can produce very compelling textures on your subjects. Contrast is also very high. Colors are exquisitely reproduced. If there are strong lights hitting the lens, it flares quite easily.

B h photo.34921152
2 March 2015
10/10

Excellent lens , beautiful color contrast and ridiculous sharpness. Must have.

B h photo.34921152
18 August 2017
10/10

I previously wrote a longer review of this lens but I thought I would add some additional information. 1. Manual focusing with this lens is 100% accurate with live-view focus peaking. I find it much more difficult when using the traditional viewfinder. 2.

B h photo.34921152
26 July 2017
10/10

In the past few years, I have owned 3 different 75mm focal lengths for my Leicas (I shoot both film and digital). #1. I tried a Voigtlander 75mm 2.5 Heliar (not bad for the money) but a little too soft wide open for my taste #2.

Product Highlights
  • L-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Multi-Layer and AquaDura Coatings
  • Dual Syncro Drive Stepping AF Motor
  • Floating Elements System, Internal Focus
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Design
In The Box
  • Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH. Lens
  • 67mm Clip-On Lens Cap
  • SL Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Bag
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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