Leica 24mm f/1.4 Summilux-M Lens

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A Wide Angle Engineered For Fast Shooting

The 24mm f/1.4 Leica Summilux-M Aspherical Lens exists as a wide angle engineered for fast shooting. The wide angle aspect provided by this lens allows the possibility to work effectively in cramped places. It delivers a more dynamic feel to close-up photos and gives landscape images a greater degree of depth.

Leica 24mm f/1.4 Summilux-M Aspherical Lens

The lens has been enhanced to be used with the M8 digital Leica camera, and will barely display any falloff of light using its widest f/1.4 aperture setting. Although when mounted on a 35mm system, stopped down to f/2.8 produces absolutely outstanding images The bright aperture of f/1.4 allows for an exceptionally shallow depth of field, and at the medium f/stop, it's focal reach is so terrific that complete intact scenes can be sharply reproduced. As a consequence of the floating element design, exceptionally high resolution is possible even in close-up spaces

An f/1.4 lens is not usually as efficient as the same manufacture's f/1.8 or f/2 lenses, even when both are stopped down to f/5.6. the lens with the wider aperture is heaver and more expensive, so don't choose it as your standard unless you are planning a great deal of photography poor light conditions. There' plenty of reasons for using a wide aperture, but avoid buying a lens with an aperture wider than you need.

Leica lens new updated "6-bit" coding

This Leica lens features the new updated "6-bit" coding, that allows the M digital camera to optically read this information and then identify the lens being mounted. Optionally the M camera can then apply a software based "last stage" vignetting adjustment (for images captured in RAW, the lens mounted is simply recorded, with no changes made).  Read more May 10, 2011 ✓


Compact wide-angle lens, with one aspherical element and five made of a glass type with anomalous color dispersion (partial dispersion), to correct for color aberrations

Floating element group maintains performance in the close-up range

Includes "6-bit code" which allows digital M-series cameras to identify which lens is being used, and also to store this information in image metadata

Hand assembled in Solms Germany

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Lens stylePrime lens
Max Format Size 35mm FF  
Lens focal length24 mm  
Stabilization type No  
Camera mount Leica M  
Angle of view 84  
Aperture (lens diaphragm)
Largest aperture opening F1.4  
Smallest aperture opening F16.0  
Includes aperture ring Yes  
Total diaphragm blades 11  
Aperture annotations With click-stops, half values available, manual diaphragm  
Total Elements 10  
Number of Groups 8  
Coatings / special elements 1 aspherical element  
Minimum focus distance 0.70 m (27.56")  
Maximum magnification ratio 0.04 x  
Autofocus type No  
Full time manual focus Unknown  
Lens distance scale Yes  
Depth of field scale Yes  
Physical features
Overall weight500 g (1.10 lb)  
Lens diameter 61 mm (2.40")  
Overall length 59 mm (2.30")  
Construction materials metal barrel, metal mount  
Filter annotations Series VII filter in lens hood  
Lens hood included Yes  
Tripod collar included No


M Mount AdaptersLeica Four Thirds Adapter
The Leica M mount was introduced in 1954 at the same time as the Leica M3. It's been the mount of choice on every Leica M series thru the present day Leica M7 film camera and Leica M9 digital camera and Lenses.

The M Mount was also the mount used for Minolta's CLE rangefinder, on the Konica Hexar RF, on the later versions of the Voigtlander Bessa family and Lenses, the mount for the Rollei 35RF, also quite recently on the newest Zeiss Ikon Rangefinder and Lenses..

Benefits of Lens adapters is versatility, and saving money with the continued use of the preferred lenses you already own.

Drawbacks of lens adapters is the inconvenience, no electronic connection between the adapted lens and your camera body A couple of factors are necessary for a lens adapter to work properly. First, the camera body "lens registration" space or the expanse between the mount of the lens to the sensor or film surface. Two, the "throat size" of the mount or the mount diameter. An adapter flanked by the body of the camera and a lens from different brands, this registration distance of the adapted lens must be larger than the registration distance on the body; plus the lenses throat-size must be less than the throat size on the body mount. M lenses can be adapted to Canon EOS, Nikon, Micro Four Thirds, and Sony Nex Cameras.


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