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Leica Summilux-M 35mm F/1.4 ASPH

Leica Summilux-M 35mm F/1.4 ASPH
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Leica Summilux-M 35mm F/1.4 ASPH review: specs and price

Leica Summilux-M 35mm F/1.4 ASPH

Why is Leica Summilux-M 35mm F/1.4 ASPH better than the average?

  • Wide aperture (main camera)
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    f/1.4 vsf/2.8
  • Widest aperture at maximum focal length
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    1.4fvs3.28f
  • Weight
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    320gvs637.88g
  • Minimum focal length
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    35mmvs46.95mm
  • Aperture blades
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    9vs8.33
  • Maximum angle of view
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    63.4°vs59.46°

Price comparison

General info

1.Has a metal mount
Leica Summilux-M 35mm F/1.4 ASPH
A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
5.Front element doesn't rotate
Leica Summilux-M 35mm F/1.4 ASPH
The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.
6.Is a macro lens
Leica Summilux-M 35mm F/1.4 ASPH
A macro lens is used to take very close-up photos, allowing you to capture flowers, insects etc. in great detail. A macro lens is any lens with 1:1 magnification.

Optics

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).
At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).

Aperture

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

Focus

1.Can focus to infinity
Leica Summilux-M 35mm F/1.4 ASPH
Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.
2.Has full-time manual focus
Leica Summilux-M 35mm F/1.4 ASPH
With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.
This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

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