SUMMILUX-C

Performance

Fast, compact, reliable, beautiful in color and excellent in contrast.

"Your Place or Mine was the first time I had shot the Leitz SUMMILUX-C lenses on ARRI Alexa in UHD and I was happy to see that the lenses covered the sensor in 2.40:1. Given that the SUMMILUX-C are designed for Super 35 coverage, the image actually got quite interesting out on the edges. It introduced a little more character, and because I leaned toward a shallower depth of field on this film it accentuated the effect.” 

Florian Ballhaus, ASC

 

Uncompromising Natural Images

The  SUMMILUX-C lenses allow the subject to be captured as you see it without significant color temperature shifts or loss of clarity. All colors retain their natural look and feel with special care being shown to skin tones to keep them humane but without looking over sharp or flat. It’s a characteristic called creamy sharpness that can be seen as well as felt in an image.

Summilux C 35mm horizontal left
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The Set

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

Leitz Summilux C 35mm

Focusing

The biggest complaint about 35 mm 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.

Leitz Summilux C 75mm 3

Fast, compact and lightweight

At T 1.4 and averaging only 1.7 kg per lens, the SUMMILUX-C lenses are the smallest set of fast aperture, purpose-built prime lenses available for cinematography. Their patent focus design allows for a long focus throw even on these compact lenses.

Leitz Summilux C 16mm

Size

Their unique design allows these cine lenses to be far smaller than any existing lenses below T2.0. At just 5.6” (142 mm) long and weighing between 3.5 and 4 pounds (1.6-1.8 kg), 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.

Leitz Summilux C 100mm perspective5 open

Light Path

The use of exotic aspherical elements in each 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.

Shot with SUMMILUX - C

Check out these films that were all shot on our SUMMILUX-C lenses.

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Technical Specifications

Focal Length (mm)

16 mm

18 mm

21 mm

25 mm

29 mm

35 mm

40 mm

50 mm

65 mm

75 mm

100 mm

135 mm

Aperture

T1.4 - T22 - full close (except 135mm T 1.4 - T16 - full close)

Image Circle

33 mm

Close Focus (ft)

1'4"

1’6"

1’3"

1’3"

1’6"

1’6"

1’6"

2’

1’6"

2’6"

3’3"

4’1"

Close Focus (m)

0.45

0.45

0.38

0.38

0.45

0.45

0.45

0.6

0.45

0.79

0.99

1.25

Horizontal Angle of view "Super 35" 24.9 mm x 18.7 mm

75.8º

69.3º

61.3º

52.9º

46.5º

39.2º

34.6º

28º

21.7º

18.9º

14.2º

10.5º

Weight (lb)

3.8

3.6

3.6

4.0

3.7

3.6

3.6

3.9

3.7

3.5

3.5

7.4

Weight (kg)

1.7

1.6

1.6

1.8

1.7

1.6

1.6

1.8

1.7

1.6

1.6

3.4

Length (in / mm)

5.59" / 142

5.59" / 142

5.59" / 142

5.59" / 142

5.59" / 142

5.59" / 142

5.59" / 142

5.59" / 142

5.59" / 142

5.59" / 142

5.59" / 142

5.59" / 142

7.58" / 192.5

Lens Mount

PL - Titanium

Iris Rotation

16 mm - 100 mm 97.8° / 135 mm 98°

Focus Scale

Individually measured and engraved as it varies from focal length to focal length

Front Diameter

95 mm / 3.7” (except 135mm - 4.5” / 114 mm)

Color Balance Between Lenses

Matched Color

Breathing

No Breathing

Front Filter

16 mm - 100 mm M 92 x 1 / 135 mm M 112 x 1

Rear Filter

Via net holder

Matched Focus/Iris Ring Locations

All focal lengths

Matched Dimensions in Set

All focal lengths (except 135 mm)

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