Leica Camera AG's new highspeed standard lens for the Leica M System offers 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 the range since 1962. The aim of this new development was to create a reference lens to push the technical boundaries of photography using standard focal lengths into new dimensions. The Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. delivers virtually the same outstanding performance throughout all apertures and focus settings. Whether using selective focus at close range, high-contrast available light applications or an extended depth of field to capture landscapes, the Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. handles every situation with ease. It delivers on a promise to be a genuinely universal lens. Every innovation currently available in lens technology - aspherical lenses, glass with anomalous partial dispersion, glass with a high refraction index and a floating element - has been combined to create a lens that sets the new standard in this focal length class.
Originally introduced in 2004 this Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH has been very successful and developed a well earned reputation as one of the best lenses around. The same optics are also available in a special "Black-chrome finish" model 11688 version with styling harkening back to vintage Leica lenses which was introduced in 2015. The 11688 tends to be more expensive and lack the convenient built-in lens hood of this 11891.
The 50mm f/1.4 Summilux-M Aspherical is an especially solid general purpose lens choice for any Leica M owner.
- Thoroughly modern M mount standard lens with normal field of view
- Legendary Leica optical and mechanical construction
- Superior image quality
- Floating rear lens elements
- Aspherical element
- Anomalous partial dispersion and high refractive index glass
- Absolutely beautiful bokeh
- Half click stops from f/1.4 to f/16
- Smooth manual focus
- Quick focus lever
- Focuses to .7m with 1:11.3 maximum magnification
- Built-in locking lens hood
- Front element does not rotate
- Accepts 46mm filters
- Compact and relatively light at 335g
- 6-bit coded
Available accessories include 46mm filters.