Leica launches limited special edition 35mm Summilux in Black

Leica Summilux-M 35 f/1.4
(Image credit: Leica)

Leica’s legendary M-Lenses have got quite a reputation. Take the Leica Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 for example. It's been around since 1961, back when it was the fastest wide-angle lens out there. And guess what? It's still making waves today with the announcement of a new edition.

Leica has gone ahead and given this classic lens a makeover, but not just any makeover – a strictly limited design variant with a special serial number. Picture this… a sleek black anodized finish with that iconic silver stainless steel front ring, known as the “Steel Rim”. And check out the engraving on the front, it reads “LEITZ WETZLAR”. It's those little details that really make it stand out.

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.


He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 


He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.