Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens – Black Chrome Edition


  • Mfr SKU: 11688
  • Leica M Mount
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 2.3′
  • Design Reminiscent of 1959 Edition
  • Includes Round Lens Hood and Metal Cap

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Black Chrome Finish
The black-chrome finish design version of the Summilux-M 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH. is exceptional and exclusive. The matte black look model is made of solid brass. The traditional design is inspired by its predecessor from 1959 and reflects its typical features, such as the scalloped focusing ring and a finely knurled aperture ring.  In addition, the feet scale design is in red. Furthermore, a round metal lens hood and a metal lens cap are also included in the package.

Handling And Operation
Built to accommodate an image angle that likens itself to the human eye the 50mm Summilux-M F/1.4 ASPH will be useful for just about any photographic situation. Known for its extremely wide maximum aperture the 50mm Summilux-M is the perfect lens for available light shooting. When combined with Leica’s newer CMOS sensors the 50mm Summilux-M is a powerful lowlight tool. The Summilux-M also excels at subject separation and image compression for those “dreamy” out of focus backgrounds and almost three dimensional subjects.

Optical Design
The Summilux-M lenses are the best fast primes on the market. Engineered and built by the optical specialists in Wetzlar, Germany the Summilux-M is crafted with the utmost care. The 50mm Summilux-M F/1.4 renders images with natural colors, fantastic sharpness, and high contrast. The Summilux-M also features floating real element making close focusing easier and sharpening frame edges. The Summilux-M also features an aspherical lens giving the Summilux-M lenses the least amount of optical issues such as aberrations which are common in some fast primes.

  • As part of a limited edition of 500 pieces, this black-chrome finish Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens features a matte black exterior as well as an outer design that resembles the first edition of this lens from 1959. Other distinct design elements include a scalloped focusing ring, red-colored focusing distance scale in feet, and a finely-knurled aperture ring. In addition to the unique appearance of the lens, this edition also includes a metal front lens cap as well as a metal round lens hood.
  • One aspherical element and one floating element are incorporated within the optical design, along with anomalous partial dispersion and high refractive index glass elements, to control aberrations and distortions at all aperture and focus positions.
  • Fast f/1.4 maximum aperture benefits working with selective focus and shallow depth of field techniques, as well as working in difficult lighting conditions.
  • Manual focus design provides a minimum focusing distance of 2.3′ with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:11.3.
Package Weight 1.65 lbs
Package Dimensions 5.8 x 4.9 x 4.8 in
Entrance Pupil

1.0″ / 25.7 mm (position from bayonet flange)

Minimum Focus Distance

2.3′ / 70 cm

Package Weight

1.65 lb

Reproduction Ratio



2.1 x 2.1″ / 52.5 x 53.5 mm

Camera Mount Type

Leica M


f/1.4 to f/16

Smallest Object Field

10.7 x 16.0″ / 271 x 407 mm

Angle of View


Focal Length


Filter Thread

43 mm

Box Dimensions (LxWxH)

5.8 x 4.9 x 4.8″

Optical Design

8 elements in 5 groups


11.8 oz / 335 g



Lens Type



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