Leica’s new lens promised to be “a new reference lens” in the APS-C system category.
Leica, the premium German camera manufacturer, today launched a new a new 35mm prime lens with a “classic” focal length which, Leica hopes, “will become the reference lens in the APS-C category”.
An addition to the Leica T Camera System portfolio – the Leica Summilux-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH “delivers maximum sharpness, and superb resolution and colour reproduction when shooting wide open, throughout its aperture range, and at all distances,” Leica said in a statement.
Developed in Wetzlar, Germany, the lens remains compact due to an internal focusing system, allowing the overall length of the lens to remain unchanged when focusing.
As suggested by the ‘TL’ in its name, the Leica Summilux-TL is the first of two new prime lenses for the Leica T Camera System.
The lens is fully compatible with the bayonet mount of the Leica T, as well as the L-mount of the Leica SL-System.
The second TL lens, the Leica APO Macro-Elmarit-TL 60mm f/2.8 ASPH., will be made available from Autumn 2016.
The Summilux-TL 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. comes in a choice of black or silver anodised finish from authorised Leica stockists in the UK, at a price of £1,650 including VAT. A matching lens hood is also available at an SRP of £65 including VAT. More information here.