Leica reimagines its famous Summilux 35mm f/1.4 ASPH lens

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

The history of Leica producing lenses dates back more than 150 years and tells of innovative engineering, uncompromising precision work, and offering incredible image quality. It is a story about legendary tools, which photographers rank among the best in the world. 

This applies especially to Leica M lenses, and now the most versatile among them has been redesigned and refined to provide even more flexibility for creativity for those out in the field: the new Leica Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 ASPH is born.

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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.