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Although a nifty-fifty might be the first prime lens that a photographer will pick up, a 35mm prime is often the next step. Its slightly wider field of view makes it a great option when shooting in tight spaces and it allows you to get closer to your subjects. It’s a quintessential focal length for street photographers.

The classic focal length will be available to Leica SL shooters this April in the form of the APO-Summicron-SL 35 mm f/2 ASPH. The lens will also work with Panasonic and Sigma bodies thanks to the L-mount alliance. Here is what else we know about it.

  • 13 elements in 11 groups, including five aspherical elements
  • High-quality lens coatings, including a hydrophobic Aquadura coating, cut down on reflections
  • Lens barrel is sealed against dust and moisture
  • Dual Syncro Drive stepping motor for speedy autofocus
  • Leica says the lens travels the focus range in 250 milliseconds
  • Available mid April for $4,595
Leica 35mm lens
The lens has 13 elements in 11 groups, including five aspherical elements. Leica

While there are certainly more affordable 35mm options on the market, if you’ve already invested in a Leica SL system this pricey lens might be worth adding into your kit.