Leica Summilux-C

The Leica Summilux-C’s now renamed Leitz Summilux-C’s were introduced in 2011 by Sonderoptics. At T1.4 and averaging only 1.7 kg per lens, these lenses are the smallest set of fast-aperture, purpose-built S35 prime lenses available for cinematography. Even though they are small with a 95mm front diameter, their patented redesigned focus mechanism eschews the logarithmic focusing of the past by expanding the focusing scale in the critical close focus range. Their small sizes make them a suitable choice for lightweight builds such as Steadicam or gimbal.

Their look is modern with high resolution. Sharp with an even illumination across the field. These qualities make them a popular choice for blockbuster films with lots of VFX work, even though they don’t have metadata recording capability.

The Summilux-C’s use multiple aspherical elements in their design resulting in a telecentric light path where more light rays are redirected toward the sensor or film frame. This results in an evenly illuminated picture and higher resolution. Telecentricity and aspheric correction reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing.

Summilux-C’s have been used in many commercials and feature films. Check for more details here

Leica Macrolux Diopters are available upon request. See more info here

Focal Length

T Stop

Weight (lb, kg)

Focus Range (ft, m)

Length (in, mm)

Front Diameter

Image Circle

16mm

T1.4-22

3lb 8oz

1.7kg

1’4″~♾️

.45~♾️

5.6″

142

95mm

33mm

18mm

T1.4-22

3lb 6oz

1.6kg

1’6″~♾️

.45~♾️

5.6″

142

95mm

33mm

21mm

T1.4-22

3lb 6oz

1.6kg

1’3″~♾️

.38~♾️

5.6″

142

95mm

33mm

25mm

T1.4-22

4lb

1.8kg

1’3″~♾️

.38~♾️

5.6″

142

95mm

33mm

29mm

T1.4-22

3lb 7oz

1.7kg

1’6″~♾️

.45~♾️

5.6″

142

95mm

33mm

35mm

T1.4-22

3lb 6oz

1.6kg

1’6″~♾️

.45~♾️

5.6″

142

95mm

33mm

40mm

T1.4-22

3lb 6oz

1.6kg

1’6″~♾️

.45~♾️

5.6″

142

95mm

33mm

50mm

T1.4-22

3lb 9oz

1.8kg

2’~♾️

.6~♾️

5.6″

142

95mm

33mm

65mm

T1.4-22

3lb 7oz

1.8kg

1’6″~♾️

.45~♾️

5.6″

142

95mm

33mm

75mm

T1.4-22

3lb 5oz

1.6kg

2’6″~♾️

.79~♾️

5.6″

142

95mm

33mm

100mm

T1.4-22

3lb 5oz

1.6kg

3’3″~♾️

.99~♾️

5.6″

142

95mm

33mm

135mm

T1.4-16

7lb 4oz

3.4kg

4’1″~♾️

1.25~♾️

5.6″

95mm

33mm