The Summilux-M 1.4/50mm is a high-performance standard lens introduced in 1959, the main application of the lens is photojournalism and available light photography.
The optical design of the lens is a further development of the six-element computation, which was used in the Summarit 1.5/50mm built from 1949 to 1959. By adding a seventh element, the Summilux 1.4/50mm achieved a much higher imaging performance than the predecessor, and can therefore be viewed as the first high-aperture Leica lens calculated according to modern optical aspects.
Without officially announcing it, the Summilux 1.4/50mm has already been manufactured with a new optical design from 1961 onwards. This achieved a further increase in the imaging performance and the change was published by Leica in 1965.
For sale is a Summilux-M 1.4/50mm in silver chromed finish from the year of 1961. The lens is supplied with historically correct lens hood. It belongs to the lenses with the second optical design and is in good condition.
Total production: approximately 22.550 units
Rarity forecast: R7