Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens (Black-Chrome Edition)

Model: 11688

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Packaging Info

Package Weight 1.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.8 x 4.9 x 4.8"

Focal Length51.6mm

Angle of View 47°
Smallest Object Field 10.7 x 16.0" / 271 x 407 mm
Entrance Pupil 1.0" / 25.7 mm (position from bayonet flange)
Minimum Focus Distance 2.3' / 70 cm
Reproduction Ratio 1:11.3
Aperture f/1.4 to f/16
Focus Manual
Filter Thread 43 mm
Dimensions 2.1 x 2.1" / 52.5 x 53.5 mm
Weight 11.8 oz / 335 g
Optical Design 8 elements in 5 groups
Camera Mount Type Leica M
Expert Reviews
Pc magazine uk.35148076
8 April 2016

The pricey Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. is the go-to standard-angle lens for many a rangefinder shooter, and with good reason.

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    Wide aperture design., 0.7-meter close focus., Built-in lens hood., Crisp optics., Negligible distortion.

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    Expensive., Manual focus isn't for everyone.

User Reviews
20 November 2017

Perfect lens, the best 50mm lens, most versatile with f1.4, light and elegant, stunning sharpness at wide open with best bokeh. It makes me think it is the only lens needed for almost everything. Once you have this piece of art, it doesn't matter what else you have.

18 February 2017

At first I was petrified in spending so much on a lens (note, I even bought mine used for less than retail), but upon seeing the results, I'm quite stunned. It renders the out of focus areas (bokeh) unlike any other lens I've ever tried (and I even own the Canon 85 f1.2 for my DSLR), and the color...

15 May 2016

Coming from a fine Canon 5DIII with L lenses I was surprised by the compactness and superior quality of the images this lens produces. I can now focus as fast or faster than auto focus and for once actually focus on the exact spot I want..

10 June 2012

I've had my eye on this for years, and I finally sprung for it to use with my E-M5. Here is the quickie. 1. Manual focus has new life - it took me a short time to get back into manual focusing, but the little black ring at the bottom is AMAZING.

17 January 2016

I went back and forth among this lens, the 50 2.0, and the 50 2.0 APO. The APO, which costs a fortune, didn't seem to me any better than this. The 1.4 seemed to have a more special look than the 2.0. I've now tried the 1.4 for a few weeks and am glad I chose this lens. Outstanding sharpness.

13 April 2012

I've borrowed this lens a few times but only recently bought it for myself. It's a nearly perfect lens. It's truly sharp from f/1.4 on with targets both near and far, and there is almost no color fringing. It's compact, and the build quality is fantastic. Distortion is negligible.

22 February 2016

So far I have four 50mm prime lenses, two of this Summilux M one black one silver, a Cron 50mm and a silver CV 50 1.5. This one's the best. First, the build quality is superb, though it's much heavier then the black version, it feels solid and go well with my silver M-P.

12 April 2012

I knew this lens would be good, but wasn't prepared for just how good. I've been using a Canon 5D, mark 3 with Canon lenses, which have been excellent. I'm not sure what the right word is, but there is a softness to the images taken with this lens, especially wide at f/1.4 which I've never seen.

10 February 2016

I believe this lens is really spectacular. The DOF is great, the bokeh is awesome. It outperforms my 35mm Summicrom by far. Outstanding luminosity and impressive quality. It was a ritual for me to open the box and discover the lens in its case inside.

11 April 2012

A light lens that you can in your every day. The quality is amazing and you will not regret the extra money you paid for it. A must have lens for like fans as me.

Product Highlights
  • Leica M Mount
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • One Aspherical and One Floating Element
  • Anomalous Partial Dispersion Glass
  • High Refractive Index Glass
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 2.3'
  • Design Reminiscent of 1959 Edition
  • Includes Round Lens Hood and Metal Cap
  • Limited Edition of 500
In The Box
  • Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens (Black-Chrome Edition)
  • Round Metal Lens Hood
  • Metal Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap for M-Mount Lenses
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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