Leica Summilux-C

High speed lenses for super 35 cinematography.

All about the magic

The magic happens in the design process, where choices in coatings affect the color and contrast, where the inclusion of exotic glass elements and shapes determine the treatment of highlights and focus fall off. It happens in the mechanical design where precision machining gives each focus and iris ring its accuracy with a smooth feel and repeatable action.

The Set

The Leica Summilux-C cine lenses are comprised of 12 focal lengths from 16mm to 135mm.

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Aperture
At T 1.4 the Leica Summilux-C prime lenses are among the fastest modern lens sets available, but unlike traditional lenses they are designed to perform at their best when wide open.
Focusing
The biggest complaint about 35mm cinema lenses has always been their large size intended to accommodate a focus ring with more witness marks. The Summilux-C lenses feature a patented focusing mechanism that eschews the logarithmic focusing of the past by expanding the focus scale in the most critical range.
Size
Their unique design allows these cine lenses to be far smaller than any existing lenses below T2.0. At just 5.6” (142mm) long and weighing between 3.5 and 4 pounds (1.6-1.8kg), lens changes are easier and safer than ever, which is welcome news for camera assistants and hurried productions. Smaller lenses also result in smaller, lighter camera packages and cases as well as significantly smaller rigs.
Light Path
The use of exotic aspherical elements in each Leica Summilux-C lens creates a telecentric path of light from the rear element to the sensor. Telecentricity and aspheric correction not only reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing, but also create a more even illumination across the entire field. Add in an already large image circle and the Summilux-C lenses are the perfect companions for larger digital sensors like RED’s Dragon sensor.

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Stranger Things

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Summilux-C

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Matt & Ross Duffer

DP

Tim Ives

Company

Netflix / 21 Laps Entertainment

Justice League

Justice League

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Summilux-C

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Zack Snyder

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Fabian Wagner

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DC Comics

Underground

Underground

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Summilux-C

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Anthony Hemingway

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Kevin McKnight

Company

Get Lifted Film Company

Valerian

Valerian

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Lens Used

Summilux-C, Summicron-C

Director

Luc Besson

DP

Thierry Arbogast

Company

Europa Corp

Stranger Things

Stranger Things

Lens Used

Summilux-C

Director

Matt & Ross Duffer

DP

Tim Ives

Company

Netflix / 21 Laps Entertainment

Justice League

Justice League

Lens Used

Summilux-C

Director

Zack Snyder

DP

Fabian Wagner

Company

DC Comics

Underground

Underground

Lens Used

Summilux-C

Director

Anthony Hemingway

DP

Kevin McKnight

Company

Get Lifted Film Company

Valerian

Valerian

Lens Used

Summilux-C, Summicron-C

Director

Luc Besson

DP

Thierry Arbogast

Company

Europa Corp

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Technical Specifications

16mm
18mm
21mm
25mm
29mm
35mm
40mm
50mm
65mm
75mm
100mm
135mm
APERTURE
T 1.4 - T 22 - fully closed (except 135mm T 1.4 - T16 - full close)
CLOSE FOCUS (m)
.35m
.35m
.31m
.31m
.46m
.36m
.41m
.5m
.46m
.7m
.9m
1.25m
CLOSE FOCUS (ft.)
1’2”
1’2”
1’0”
1’0”
1’6”
1’2”
1’4”
1’8”
1’6”
2’3”
2’11"
4’1"
FOCUS ROTATION
300°
IRIS ROTATION
180°
IMAGE CIRCLE
minimum 33mm
IRIS BLADES
10
10
11
11
11
12
11
10
15
15
15
15
LENGTH
5.6” / 142 mm (except 135mm - 7.6” / 193 mm)
FRONT DIAMETER
95 mm / 3.7” (except 135mm - 4.5” / 116 mm)
WEIGHT (kg)
1.7kg
1.6kg
1.6kg
1.8kg
1.7kg
1.6kg
1.6kg
1.8kg
1.7kg
1.6kg
1.6kg
3.4kg
WEIGHT (lb)
3.8lb
3.6lb
3.6lb
4.0lb
3.7lb
3.6lb
3.6lb
3.9lb
3.7lb
3.5lb
3.5lb
7.4lb

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