Leica M Lenses

Leitz Camera invented the M bayonet which kept almost the same over the last 50 years.

Naming convention of Leica M lenses – the lens names are describing the maximum lens aperture

Name Maximum aperture
Noctilux f/0.95 to f/1.2
Summilux f/1.4
Summicron f/2
Summarit f/2.5
Elmarit f/2.8
Elmar f/3.5
Super-Elmar f/3.8
Elmar f/4
Hektor f/4.5

Current Leica M lenses:

Current line of Leica M lenses (Q1/2010)

Name Focal length / hor. angle Aperture Weight Dimensions (L x D)
Wide-Angle Lenses
TRI-ELMAR-M 16-18-21mm f/4 ASPH., 2006 16-18-21mm f/4 to 22 335g 62mm x 54mm
SUPER-ELMAR-M 18mm f/3.8 ASPH., 2009 18mm / 90° f/3.8 to 16 310g 58mm x 61mm
SUMMILUX-M 21mm f/1.4 ASPH., 2008 21mm / 81° f/1.4 to 16 580g 66mm x 69.5mm
ELMARIT-M 21mm f/2.8 ASPH., 1997 21mm / 81° f/2.8 to 16 300g 46mm x 58mm
SUMMILUX-M 24mm f/1.4 ASPH, 2008 24mm / 74° f/1.4 to 16 500g 58.5mm x 61mm
ELMARIT-M 24mm f/2.8 ASPH., 1996 24mm / 74° f/2.8 to 16 290g 45mm x 58mm
ELMAR-M 24mm f/3.8 ASPH., 2008 24mm / 74° f/3.8 to 16 260g 40.6mm x 53mm
SUMMICRON-M 28mm f/2 ASPH, 2000 28mm / 65° f/2 to 16 270g 40.8mm x 53mm
ELMARIT-M 28mm f/2.8 ASPH., 2008 28mm / 65° f/2.8 to 22 180g 30mm x 52mm
SUMMILUX-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH., 2010 35mm / 54° f/1.4 to 16 320g 46.2mm x 53mm
SUMMICRON-M 35mm f/2 ASPH., 1996 35mm / 54° f/2 to 16 255g 34.5mm x 53mm
SUMMARIT-M 35mm f/2.5, 2007 35mm / 54° f/2.5 to 16 220g 33.9mm x 51.4mm
Standard Lenses
NOCTILUX-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH., 2008 50mm / 40° f/0.95 to 16 700g 75.1mm x 73mm
SUMMILUX-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH., 2004 50mm / 40° f/1.4 to 16 335g 52.5mm x 53.5mm
SUMMICRON-M 50mm f/2 ASPH., 1994 50mm / 40° f/2 to 16 240g 43.5mm x 53mm
SUMMARIT-M 50mm f/2.5, 2007 50mm / 40° f/2.5 to 16 230g 33mm x 51.5mm
Telephoto Lenses
APO-SUMMICRON-M 75mm f/2 ASPH., 2005 75mm / 27° f/2 to 16 430g 66.8mm x 58mm
SUMMARIT-M 75mm f/2.5, 2007 75mm / 27° f/2.5 to 16 345g 60.5mm x 55mm
APO-SUMMICRON-M 90mm f/2 ASPH., 1998 90mm / 23° f/2 to 16 500g 78mm x 64mm
SUMMARIT-M 90mm f/2.5, 2008 90mm  / 23° f/2.5 to 16 360g 66.5mm x 55mm
APO-TELYT-M 135mm f/3.4 ASPH., 1998 135mm / 15° f/3.4 to 22 450g 104.7mm x 58.5mm
Macro Lenses
MACRO-ELMAR-M 90mm f/4, 2003 90mm / 27° f/4 to 22 240g 59mm x 52mm

All modern Leica M lenses are coded. These codes are used for the digital enhancement of the captured image data. This enhancement is more important with wider lenses.

Leica M lens codes


I will put up galleries of all the lenses which I own. So that the tempted buyer gets an impression of the lenses possibilities.

Lets start with:

Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. photographs

Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH. photographs

More content to follow…

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