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
Roberts camera.34955828
22 May 2018

Leica Camera AG has unveiled a new highspeed standard lens for the Leica M System offering maximum imaging performance: the new LEICA SUMMILUX-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. It supersedes the predecessor lens with the same speed, which, notwithstanding a few minor modifications, had been part of our range since...

User Reviews
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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

6 September 2013

The Leica 50mm Summilux is a staple lens for the Leica system. The 50mm perspective is a classic one with a decades long tradition, and the slightly narrower perspective means there is less clutter in the frame compared to say, the 35mm, usually making for better photos.

22 June 2012

Probably the shortest review I've ever written simply because the lens is incredible and you have to feel it in hand and use it to realize the difference and also because the time I spend on the review I would rather put into playing with the lens!

18 June 2012

It renders a perfectly sharp image even when fully opened. Silver color matches perfectly with my steel grey Leica M9.

2 June 2012

Still use my Summilux which my Dad bought while in Germany in 1960 along with the Leica M3. 53 years and still going strong.

14 April 2012

I rarely write reviews but imo this is the best 50mm lens in the market right now. The bokeh is so beautiful and creamy and WOW !!! is soo...clear and sharp when stopped down to f2. You get what you pay for but the price is well-deserved!!!

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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