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Leica SUMMILUX 35mm F1.4

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Superb glass

Mark, B&H Photo
9 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Stunningly sharp image quality, even stopped completely down
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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the lens for the m

mike, B&H Photo
29 June 2014
  • Excerpt: very sharp, photos pop; nothing wrong with this lens. ideal focal length for leica range finder photography IMHO.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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My favorite 35mm lens but not perfect

Kon Peki, Amazon
20 June 2014
  • Summary: I've owned a ton of 35mm lenses. Ultimately this is my favorite one to use on the Leica M (240) because it is fast, sharp, has outstanding build quality, and relatively small. There are some downsides to be aware of: There is some off focus curvature that affects sharpness across a flat target. Google Tim Ashley's review for examples and explanation. Bokeh wide open, especially in the corners, can be harsh; certainly harsher than either version of the Voigtlander 35/1.2.
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A thing of beauty

Silvio, B&H Photo
29 May 2014
  • Excerpt: I'm using the lens on a Sony A7R with Metabones adapter. While the native 55 Zeiss FE lense is nothing short of phenomenal (albeit it could be faster), the 35mm f/2.8 really struggles with handheld shots in low light. I returned that lens, tried the Voigtlander Nokton Classic f/1.4 first (not good, super blurred full wide), then resolved to go all in with the Leica.
  • Pros: Low Light, Reliable, Sharp
  • Cons: Aperture Ring Too Soft
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Perfect all around lens

Jim, B&H Photo
24 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I use this lens for travel. Extremely clear, but the minimum focus distance is more than two feet. That hurts it for landscapes. I guess when you pay the price for this lens, you expect it to be perfect, which it is not.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Reliable
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Exemplary Lens

Diacritical "DCP", Amazon
21 January 2014
  • Summary: The perfect lens when you need to use just one. The throw on the focus is just right, the rings are all just tight enough without becoming difficult, and the optical qualities are just perfect from the smallest to largest apertures.
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The Gold Standard

JB in Atl, B&H Photo
11 December 2013
  • Excerpt: I doubt I'm adding much new here, but the 35 Lux is really the gold standard for the 35mm focal length. I love 50mm! I shoot it a lot! But the 35 Lux is just so useful in almost any situation. There is a reason why the 35 focal length is the most common focal length on point and shoots. The versatility is tremendous. This lens is fast, renders color and contrast like nothing else and is an all around great investment.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable
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One nice lens

ehallPhoto, Adorama
31 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Nice lens. Wide-open shooting is no problem for this lens so far. I am still holding on to my Summicron as it is quite a bit lighter. I haven't seen any noticeable difference in sharpness.
  • Pros: Durable, Excellent Build, Wide-open Friendly
  • Cons: Bulky
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Best of the Best!

Pickey, B&H Photo
28 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Only Leica could make this lens. If there is a better lens Leica make it!
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable
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I'm hooked!

Cnell, B&H Photo
22 October 2013
  • Excerpt: This lens renders beautifully, I am so happy to be able to own such a lens. The bokeh is really nice, not as sterile and I thought. A great lens for night shots as well.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable
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