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Leica SUMMILUX-R 80 mm f/1.4 Lens

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Leica SUMMILUX-R 80 mm f/1.4 lens

Leica SUMMILUX-R 80 mm f/1.4 lens


Leica SUMMILUX-R 80 mm f/1.4 MTF Chart

Optical design

Leica SUMMILUX-R 80 mm f/1.4 optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Leica R

First year of production: 1980

Last year of production: 2009

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Average price: $2000


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Additional information:

Leica SUMMILUX-R 80 mm f/1.4  is fast portrait lens with a fixed focal length and manual focusing for SLR Leica R.

It was designed by a famous Walter Mandler and when wide open produces a characteristic soft image ("mandler glow")  with good detailing. When stopping down to f.8 onwards, microcontrast gets higher, softness disappears, proprietary aquarelle blurring and high sharpness remain.

It is equipped with a retractable built-in hood. Despite a smaller filter diameter, it has the same weight as the Zeiss 85mm ZF.

It can be mounted on Nikon (as well as Canon, Pentax, Sony) - see

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Posted by: writyper   Date of publication: 18.01.2012

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Mechanical quality5.002
Optical quality5.002
Pricing / Value3.502
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