Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 Samples

First published on: Wednesday, 6 May 2009

This page is a collection of photo samples taken with the Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2.0 Aspheric Lens, plus related image galleries, user pictures and other examples that I’ve come across in forums, online communities, blogs and related websites.

This should help in determining if the image quality of the Summicron-M 35/2 meets your expectations.

Bear in mind that the majority of these photos are re-sized, and may have gone through post-processing, retouching or other edits. I just thought that it would be interesting to see, at a glance, what Leica 35mm f2.0 owners and users are shooting with their lens.

Full-sized images, where available, will assist with judging the image quality.

Attribution is given by linking to the source and where available, the author’s homepage or photo gallery.

cliffpatte’s Portrait Set on Flickr

There are some stunning portraits in that set taken by a variety of cameras and lenses, but I’ve singled out some nice ones taken with the Leica 35/2 mounted on a Leica M8 digital rangefinder camera:


  1. Pre-Raphaelite Pizze

  2. Nicola and cousin — an ISO 2500 sample corrected with Noise Ninja.

  3. Lucy & Katie

  4. Lucy

  5. Henry VIII & Katherine Parr #I

  6. Katie

The images have been re-sized for web viewing, but they’re still great for judging bokeh qualities on this lens.

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