Leica 35mm f2 APO-Summicron-M Asph

Camera West ID: 936600


Available for Pre-Order


Quick Overview:


Leica APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH., black anodized

Three aspherical surfaces and the special lens design, such as special glass materials to utilize the apochromatic correction, lead to the highest possible image performance, an extremely close focus and a very compact housing.

The compact APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH. pushes the limits of what is technologically possible to deliver an uncompromising optical performance. With a minimum focusing distance that is rarely found within the M-System, the new lens provides an even greater scope for creativity.

A masterpiece of German engineering for next-level authenticity.

Closest focus in M-lens portfolio - Up to 0.3m

The APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH. quite literally goes one step further, by facilitating true close-up shots. Its minimum focusing distance of just 0.3m surpasses all previous M-lenses.

With a beautifully engineered detent at 0.7m on the focus ring, the user can feel when the lens steps into the close-focus range and therefore know when they must switch to Live View on the screen or EVF on an M.

Construction Details

The exceptional performance capability is made possible by the elaborate lens design, combined with the high-precision manufacturing processes at the Leica production plant.

The ten lens elements are divided into five groups; three elements feature aspherical surfaces (one of them on both sides). Six Elements are made of glasses with anomalous partial dispersion, which not only reduce chromatic aberrations to almost zero, but also provide apochromatic correction – a quality that is rarely found in lenses of this focal length, and a first for a 35mm lens in the M-System.

The new benchmark in the M lens portfolio:

  • Unmatched image quality
  • Contemporary design
  • Easy to focus
  • Most compact 35mm full frame lens with this exceptional optical performance
  • Closest focus distance in M lens portfolio - up to 0.3m

Sample Photos (Ambassador Photographer: Huw John)

View angle (diagonal/horizontal/vertical)

Full-frame (24 × 36 mm)

for M8 (18 × 27 mm)
47.0°/40.0°/28.0°, equivalent focal length approx. 46.67 mm

Lens system

Number of lenses/assemblies

Number of aspherical surfaces

Position of the entrance pupil before the bayonet
13.8 mm

Focus range
0.3 m to infinity


Combined scale meter (m)/foot (ft)

Smallest object field
Full-frame: 135 × 203 mm, M8: 101 × 152 mm

Largest scale


Lock blade, with half-increment lock settings

Smallest aperture

Number of aperture blades

Leica M bayonet with 6-bit encoding

Filter thread

Lens hood


approx. 40.9/49.3 mm (without/with lens hood)

approx. 53 mm (without lens hood)

Weight gross/net
320 g / 500 g

Scope of Delivery:

  • APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH.
  • Metal Lens hood
  • Metal front cap
  • Thread protection ring
  • Rear cap
  • Nappa leather lens case

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