Leica 35mm Lens Solutions

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Leica's precision lenses are all hand made, at the main Leica factory in Solms Germany. These lenses represent the culmination of numerous years of optical and precision mechanical encounters and are manufactured employing exacting technologies, the highest of utilizing materials and strong commitment combined with the craftsmanship of knowledgeable personnel. No one else can dispense true Leica excellence to your photographs. Jan 28, 2011 ✓

The Leica lens "6-bit" coding, allows the M digital camera to optically read lens 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).

Additionally, Cosina has manufactured an immense variety of Voigtlander and Zeiss Lenses the Leica M rangefinder mount, and the Leica S mount

Can you use an older lens on a D-SLR Camera?

Newest Leica Lenses

Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35mm F3.5-4.5 ASPH
Announced Apr 10, 2018 Wideangle zoom lens • Leica SL

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm F2 ASPH
Announced Jan 15, 2018 Prime lens •
Leica SL

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 90mm F2 ASPH
Jan 15, 2018 Prime lens •
Leica SL

Leica Noctilux-M 75mm F1.25 ASPH
Announced Nov 29, 2017 Prime lens •
Leica M 

Leica Elmarit-TL 18mm F2.8 ASPH
Announced Nov 21, 2017 Prime lens •
Leica TL

Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2
Oct 17, 2017 Telephoto prime lens •
Leica M
Leica M Series Lenses
The M-mount is Leica’s longest serving camera mounting system; Introduced in 1953 on the Leica M3 rangefinder, M-lenses are specifically designed to be used on Leica’s range of film and digital rangefinder cameras. The ‘M’ stands for “Meßsucher” which is the German word for rangefinder. The M-mount is a bayonet style mount, all Leica M-mount lenses are manual focus only and resolve a 35mm image circle. In 2006 Leica introduced the Leica M8, the company’s first Digital M camera and has since released a number of ‘Digital M’ lenses; These are classic M-mount lenses reworked and optimized for use on digital rangefinder cameras.

LEICA SUPER-ELMAR-M 18 mm f/3.8
Leica Super-Elamr-M 18 mm f/3.8 ASPH
   
Feb 17, 2009 • Wideangle prime lens  • Leica M
5 Star Rating
 

Leica 21mm f/1.4 Summilux-M
Leica 21mm f/1.4 Summilux-M Asph

May 11, 2011
 $6,495
5 Star Rating


Leica 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit M
Leica 21mm f/2.8 Elmarit M Asph
 
Typical On-line price $4,295 •  May 11, 2011
review

Leica 24mm f/1.4 Summilux-M
Leica 24mm f/1.4 Summilux-M Asph
 
Typical On-line price
$6,495 •  May 11, 2011
review

Leica 24mm f/2.8 Elmarit M
Leica 24mm f/2.8 Elmarit M Asph
Typical On-line price $3,989  
May 11, 2011
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Leica 24mm f/3.8 Elmar M
Leica 24mm f/3.8 Elmar M Asph
 
Typical On-line price $2,295  •  May 11, 2011
review

Leica 28mm f/2.0 Summicron Aspherical M
Leica Wide Angle 28mm f/2.0 Summicron M Asph
 No longer available
May 11, 2011
review
Leica 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M
Leica 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M Asph
Typical On-line price $1,995
May 11, 2011
5 Star Rating

Leica Summaron-M 28mm F5.6
Announced Oct 19, 2016 Prime lens • Leica M
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Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux M
Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux M Asph
  Typical On-line price $4,995.  May 7, 2011
5 Star Rating

Leica 35mm f/2.0 Summicron M
Leica 35mm f/2.0 Summicron M Asp
Typical On-line price $2,995   May 10, 2011
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Leica 35mm f/2.5 Summarit-M
Leica 35mm f/2.5 Summarit-M
 
On-line price $1,695. 
May 11, 2011
5 Star Rating

Leica 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux-M ASPH Lens
Leica 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux-M ASPH

May 21, 2011 Typical Discount Price, $10,495
5 Star Rating

Leica 50mm f/1.4 Summilux M
Leica 50mm f/1.4 Summilux M Asph
  Typical On-line price $3,695 
 Apr 20, 2011
5 Star Rating
Leica 50mm f/2.0 Summicron M
Leica 50mm f/2.0 Summicron M
Also in Black • Typical On-line $1,995
May 11, 2011
review
Leica 50mm f/2.5 Summarit-M

Leica 50mm f/2.5 Summarit-M
 Typical On-line price $1,395
Dec 15, 2010
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Leica 75mm f/2.0 APO Summicron M
Leica 75mm f/2.0 APO Summicron M Asph
Typical On-line price $3,700
May 12, 2011
review
Leica 75mm f/2.5 Summarit-M
Leica 75mm f/2.5 Summarit-M
Typical On-line price $1,695 
May 12, 2011
review
Leica 90mm f/2.0 APO Summicron M
Leica 90mm f/2.0 APO Summicron M Asph
Typical On-line price $3,695 
May 12, 2011
review
Leica 90mm f/2.5 Summarit-M
Leica 90mm f/2.5 Summarit-M
 Typical On-line price $1,695 
May 12, 2011
review
Leica 135mm f/3.4 Apo Telyt M
Leica 135mm f/3.4 Apo Telyt M

Typical On-line price $3.295 
May 12, 2011
review
Leica Four Thirds Adapter
M Mount Adapters


M lenses can be adapted to Canon EOS, Nikon, Micro Four Thirds, and Sony Nex Cameras.

Leica 50mm f/2.8 Elmar M
Leica 50mm f/2.8 Elmar M Typical On-line price $850 
Leica R Series Lenses
R-mount lenses were designed to be used with Leica’s now defunct range of SLR cameras. Leica released their first SLR, the Leicaflex in 1964 as a direct rival for the Nikon F, and the first ‘R’ branded SLR the R3 was released in 1976. Leica R-mount cameras never saw true success; The company legged behind the competition in the implementation of features such as auto-exposure metering, and never released an autofocus compatible Leica R camera or lens. Leica manufactured 75 lens designed for the R-system during its 44 year lifespan in focal lengths ranging from 15mm to a 105-280mm telephoto zoom. The system was discontinued in 2008. Leica R Series Lenses
Novoflex Leica R Body to Leica Screw Mount (M39) Lens Adapter
Novoflex Adapter to Mount Leica R Lenses on a Leica M Body
Leica SL Series Lenses made for full frame sensos
Because the SL and the T/TL cameras use the same physical mount the lenses are interchangeable between systems, just remember to apply the required crop factor or adjust for a change in field of view as required. There are also three adapters available for the L-mount system, the M-Adapter-L, R-Adapter-L and S-Adapter-L. These allow M-mount, R-mount, and S-mount lenses to be mounted on SL and T/TL cameras. All three are are compatible with the SL, whilst only the M-Adapter-L and R-Adapter-L can be used on the leica L/TL.

SL and TL lenses are denoted by either the initials ‘SL’ or ‘TL’ located after the class in the lens model name. All L-mount lenses feature built-in autofocus, and as far as I can discern they use a stepping motor design.


Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35mm F3.5-4.5 ASPH
Announced Apr 10, 2018 Wideangle zoom lens • Leica SL

Leica Summilux-SL 50mm f/1.4 ASPH Announced Oct 20, 2015  Leica SL

APO-Summicron-SL 50 f/2 ASPH.

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm F2 ASPH
Announced Jan 15, 2018 Prime lens •
Leica SL

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 90mm F2 ASPH
Jan 15, 2018 Prime lens •
Leica SL
Leica L / T Series Lenses
The first point of importance when discussing Leica T-mount lenses is that the system has recently been renamed the L-mount. The name change simplifies Leica’s naming scheme.

L-mount (formerly T-mount) lenses are designed specifically to be used with Leica’s mirrorless system cameras and first appeared in 2014 on the Leica T (Typ 701) cropped sensor mirrorless camera. Initially all T-mount lenses were designed to resolve an APS-C sized image circle. In 2015 Leica announced the SL, a full frame mirrorless camera also featuring the T-mount, which was subsequently as explained above renamed the L-mount. Lenses designed to resolve a full frame image circle, for use on the SL were named SL-lenses, and cropped lenses for the Leica T (formerly T-lenses) were from this point forward named TL-lenses. Therefore In the lens model name, after the lens class:

For the first time in the history of digital photography, a cross-format lens mount standard has been established that allows lenses made by different manufacturers to be used on each other’s system cameras. On September 25, 2018, an L-Mount Alliance between Leica, Panasonic and Sigma was announced, enabling the partners "to make use of the L-Mount standard developed by Leica for their own developments and to offer both cameras and lenses utilising this lens mount".. On the same day, Panasonic announced its S1R and S1 full-frame L-mount cameras and three L-mount lenses, with seven more lenses to be launched by 2020.

The L-Mount marks the start of a new era of lens compatibility without compromise. Leica Camera, Panasonic and Sigma are set to offer a user-friendly solution that will allow photographers to ‘mix and match’ any of the three manufacturers’ APS-C and full-frame cameras with any lens from each other’s product portfolios. Regardless of which combination you might choose: virtually all functional and qualitative characteristics of each respective system will be fully retained. The L-Mount thereby opens up an almost limitless spectrum of new creative possibilities.

For photographers around the world, Leica lenses are synonymous with exceptional imaging quality. A seal of excellence that is also earned by the lenses of the Leica T Camera System. That’s because they benefit from 150 years of experience in the development of precision optical instruments, are masterpieces of optical design and the best lenses in their class. They are constructed with perfectly harmonized glass types, inner mechanisms planned out down to the tiniest details and constitute our fastest and quietest autofocus system. Two of these lenses are available to you today. To ensure the best equipment for the best pictures, they were followed by others at the beginning of 2015.


Leica Elmarit-TL 18mm F2.8 ASPH
Announced Nov 21, 2017 Prime lens •
Leica TL
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm LensPanasonic Leica Micro Four Thirds Lenses
Panasonic Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm F2.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. Lens
Panasonic Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm F2.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. Micro 4/3 Lens
May 17, 2011
5 Star Rating
Four Thirds SystemPanasonic Leica Four Thirds Lenses
Note: The Four Thirds System has been replaced by the Micro four Thirds System

Leica S Series Medium Format Lenses
Leica S-mount lenses are lenses specifically made for Leica’s S-series of digital medium format cameras. The first S-series camera was the Leica S1, a stationary scanning camera released in 1996. The S1 did not use the Leica S-mount, instead using an interchangeable mounting system allowing the use of Leica R and M-mount lenses as well as lenses from a number of other manufacturers. The S-mount first appeared in 2008 when Leica announced the S2, a medium format camera housed in a 35mm ‘SLR like’ body. S-mount lenses are all autofocus compatible and feature a built in screw-type autofocus motor. S-lenses are denoted by the initial ‘S’ located after the class in the model name.

Leica S Series Medium Format Lenses

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