Leica APO-Summicron-SL 35mm F2 ASPH Lens Announced, Priced $4,595, Available for Pre-Order

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 35mm F2 ASPH

Leica has just officially announced the new Leica APO-Summicron-SL 35mm F2 ASPH lens. It is a fast, standard prime lens for Leica L-mount full-frame cameras, featuring 13 elements, 5 of which are aspherical, two stepping motors, a unique magnetic manual focusing system and dust and moisture sealed. This new lens costs $4,595, first available for Pre-Order at B&H/ Adorama. It is expected to start shipping from April 5, 2019.

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 35mm F2 ASPH images

  • Wide-angle 35mm f/2 lens is designed for full-frame Leica L-mount mirrorless cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 52.5mm equivalent focal length.
  • Bright f/2 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also affords greater control over depth of field for working with selective focusing techniques.
  • Five aspherical elements are used to reduce distortion and spherical aberrations for improved sharpness and accurate rendering.
  • Apochromatic design employs anomalous partial dispersion glass to suppress chromatic aberrations throughout the aperture range for increased color accuracy and clarity.
  • Multi-layer coatings have been applied to individual elements to suppress surface reflections, flare, and ghosting for increased contrast and color fidelity.
  • Dual Syncro Drive stepping motor delivers quick, precise, and near-silent autofocus performance to suit both photo and video applications. This system also avails full-time manual focus override.
  • Water-repellent AquaDura coating has been applied to the front and rear optical surfaces to protect against moisture and other elements.
  • Weather-sealed design protects against dust and moisture to benefit working in inclement shooting conditions


Below are the detailed specifications:

Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 35 mm
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Leica SL
Maximum aperture F2
Minimum aperture F22
Aperture ring No
Elements 13
Groups 11
Special elements / coatings 5 aspherical elements, MC and Aquadura coatings
Minimum focus 0.27 m (10.63)
Maximum magnification 0.2×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Stepper motor
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Focus distance limiter No
Weight 720 g (1.59 lb)
Diameter 73 mm (2.87)
Length 102 mm (4.02)
Materials Magnesium alloy
Sealing Yes
Colour Black
Filter thread 67 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar No

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 35mm F2 ASPH images2


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