A limited edition of the original Leica Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 lens in black is being offered in a new special edition, limited to 200 units worldwide.

The reincarnated Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 lens in black will be available in a limited edition of 200 units worldwide. (Source: Leica Camera.)

Based on the first edition which was launched in 1961, the Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 re-emerges in a black anodised finish, featuring the iconic silver stainless steel front ring, commonly referred to as the “Steel Rim”. The engraving on the front reads “LEITZ WETZLAR”. Another detail can be seen on the black painted brass focus lock button which acquires a unique patina with frequent use. In order to come as close as possible to the original, the engravings on the special edition’s focus ring have been adjusted. The arrangement of the feet and metre scale is also modelled on the original in terms of colour and has been swapped in comparison to the silver series lens.

The special packaging with its vintage look already hints at the origin of this edition. In addition to the lens, it also comprises a lens container, a clip-on lens hood as well as an additional round lens hood with E46 thread for the use of filters. The black anodised Leica Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 with an engraved special serial number will be available from Leica Stores in Australia in strictly limited quantities with an RRP of AU$16,990 including GST.