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Leica 80mm Summilux-R f/1.4

By Thorsten Overgaard

By far my favorite lens of all. Because it's beautiful, a piece of diamond to hold and because it creates dreamlike - sometimes almost religious - images that allow me to focus the viewers attention towards the center of interest.

It has the qualities, Leica lenses are known for: Works in low light, distinguishes light beams very preciesly (why you can use it even when the sun is behind the subject), and it has a 'fingerprint.'

It's a very tricky lens to learn to focus correctly. I often have trouble seeing if I misssed the right focus or if the shutter was so slow, the camera moved. Sometimes it's a great effect, at other times you want it to be tack sharp! The technique I use, is to trust my intuition to know if it is in focus. In any case you can't trust the center of the focusing screen (microprism); you have to use the ground focusing screen around the center microprism. And then remember; if you focus, then turn the camera, it will be out of focus again.

Yet, it's my favorite.

All photos are copyrighted by Thorsten Overgaard/WireImage.com/Getty Images.

   
    Kolkata Book Fair, reading Dianetics by L. Ron Hubbard, Leica 80mm Summilux-R f1.4
Kolkata Book Fair, India, February 2005 (from the afterthetsunami.org project)
80mm Summilux-R @ f.1.4 on Leica SL Mot using 100 ISO Fuji Astia @ 200 ISO.
Scanned on Imacon/Hasselblad Flextight Photo scanner.
     
   
     
   

 

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Here's a video from the Copenhagen Fashion Week AW11, February 2011 where Danish videographer Morten Bo Johansson used two cameras to capture the atmosphere on the runway and backstage the fashion week. The runway video was made with Canon 7D using the 70-200 f/2.8 canon zoomand the backstage shot with Canon 5D Mark II using the Leica 80mm Summilux-R f/1.4 - mostly at f/2 - f/2.8.

 


Robin
80mm Summilux-R @ f/2.8, 200 ISO, Leica R8/DMR.

 

         
 

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Robin
80mm Summilux-R @ f/2.4, 200 ISO, Leica R8/DMR.


Robin
80mm Summilux-R @ f/2.4, 200 ISO, Leica R8/DMR.

   
   
    Portrait , September 2007
80mm Summilux-R @ f1.4 on Leica R8 using 100 ISO Fuji Sensia slide film. Scanned on Imacon/Hasselblad Flextight Photo scanner. The lens flare was added in Photoshop for effect (never seen flare in the 80mm Summilux-R)
   
    Monica Prata
    Monica Prata in Copenhagen, October 2006
Leitz 80mm Summilux-R @ f.1.4 on Leica R8 using 100 ISO Fuji Astia @ 200 ISO.
Scanned on Imacon/Hasselblad Flextight Photo scanner.
     
    Caroline in Silkeborg Simmulix-R 80mm f1.4
    Caroline in Silkeborg, May 2005
Leitz Leicaflex SLmot with 80mm Summilux-R f1.4 @ f5.6, 100 ISO Fuji Astia, Imacon/Hasselblad Flextight Photo scanner. The face is lit by a 100cm Ø silver reflector to the right.
   
   
    Kolkata Book Fair, India, February 2005 (from the afterthetsunami.org project)
80mm Summilux-R @ f.1.4 on Leica SL Mot using 100 ISO Fuji Astia @ 1600 ISO.
Scanned on Imacon/Hasselblad Flextight Photo scanner.
   
   
    The nanny's kid, October 2004
80mm Summilux-R @ f.1.8 on Leica R8 using 50 ISO Velvia. Scanned on Nikon Coolscan IV.
   
   
    Marselis, November 2004
80mm Summilux-R @ f.1.4 on SL mot using 100 ISO Astia. Scanned on Nikon Coolscan IV.
   
   
    Marselis, November 2004
80mm Summilux-R @ f.1.4 on SL mot using 100 ISO Astia. Scanned on Nikon Coolscan IV.
   
   
    Wim Wenders at ARoS Art Museum, November 2004
80mm Summilux-R @ f.1.4 on SL mot using 100 ISO Astia. Scanned on Nikon Coolscan IV.
   
    Leica 80mm Summilux F/1.4 sample photo
    Wim Wenders at ARoS Art Museum, November 2004
80mm Summilux-R @ f.1.4 on SL mot using 100 ISO Astia. Scanned on Nikon Coolscan IV.
   
    Leica 80mm Summilux F/1.4 sample photo
    Marselis, November 2004
80mm Summilux-R @ f.1.4 on SL mot using 100 ISO Astia. Scanned on Nikon Coolscan IV.
   
    Leica 80mm Summilux F/1.4 sample photo
    Oliver Overgaard with his Nikon EM , December 2004
80mm Summilux-R @ f.1.4 on SL mot using 100 ISO Astia. Scanned on Nikon Coolscan IV.
   
    Leica 80mm Summilux F/1.4 sample photo
    Copenhagen street, December 2004
80mm Summilux-R @ f.1.4 on SL mot using 100 ISO Astia. Scanned on Nikon Coolscan IV.
   
   
    Copenhagen bus stop, December 2004
80mm Summilux-R @ f.1.4 on SL mot using 100 ISO Astia. Scanned on Nikon Coolscan IV.
   
    Leica DMR digital back testshot June 2005 Århus Royal Casino entrance 80mm Summilux
    Leica DMR test shot
Leica 80mm Summilux-R f1.4 on R9, Leica Digital Module-R (DMR digital back)
, 100 ISO.
Download original RAW file here [20 MB]
   
    Århus Domkirke Leica DMR testshot testphoto June 2005 download RAW file 80mm
    Leica 80mm Summilux-R f1.4 on Leica R9 usind Leica Digital Module-R (DMR digtial back) 100 ISO.
   
    Klaus Riskær Pedersen Leica 80mm Summilux-R f1.4 test photo
    Klaus Riskær Pedersen
Leica 80mm Summilux-R f1.4 @ f1.4, Leicaflex SLmot, 100 ISO Astia.
   
   
    Cæcilie Norby, august 2007
Leica Summilux-R 80mm f1.4 @ f2.0, Leica R8 on 400 ISO Kodak, Imacon/Hasselblad Flextight Photo scan.
   
    Scientology Volunteer Ministers in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
    Scientology Volunteer Ministers training the police and milietary of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, January 2005
Leica 80mm Summilux-R f1.4 @ f.4.0 on Leicaflex SLmot, 100 ISO Astia, Imacon/Hasselblad Flextight Photo scan. From the afterthetsunami.org project.
   
    Scientology Volunteer Ministers training harbor police in Trinco
    Scientology Volunteer Ministers training the police and milietary of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, January 2005
Leica 80mm Summilux-R f1.4 @ f5.6 on Leicaflex SLmot, 100 ISO Astia, Imacon/Hasselblad Flextight Photo scan. From the afterthetsunami.org project.
   
    Markus
    Markus
Leica 80mm Summilux-R 80mm f.14 @ f2.8, Leica R8, 100 ISO Astia, Imacon/Hasselblad Flextight Photo scan.
   
   
    Buddhist Sunday School, Sri Lanka, January 2005
Leica 80mm Summilux-R f1.4 @ f.2.8, Leicaflex SLmot, 100 ISO Astia, Imacon/Hasselblad Flextight Photo scan.
   
   
Buddhist Sunday School, Sri Lanka, January 2005
Leica 80mm Summilux-R f1.4 @ f.2.8, Leicaflex SLmot, 100 ISO Astia, Imacon/Hasselblad Flextight Photo scan.
   

 

   
   
Sleeping child, India February 2005
Leica 80mm Summilux-R f1.4 @f1.4, Leica SLmot, 100 ISO Astia runs as 800 ISO, Imacon/Hasselblad scan.
     
   
    Dr. Jaysinger
   

Dr. Jaysinger, January 2005
Leica 80mm Summilux-R f.14 @ f2.0, Leicaflex SLmot, 100 ISO Astia, Imacon/Hasselblad Flextight scan.

   
   

 

   
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Leica 21mm Super-Angulon-M f/3.4   Leica R10 [cancelled]
Leica 28mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4   Leica R4 35mm film SLR
Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH FLE f/1.4 and f/1.4 AA   Leica R3 electronic 35mm film SLR
Leica 35mm Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0   Leicaflex SL/SL mot 35mm film SLR
Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95    
Leica 50mm Noctilux-M f/1.0 and f/1.2   Leica R lenses:
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Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0   Leica 35mm Elmarit-R f/2.8
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel photographed in January 2007 with the Leica 80mm Summilux-R f1.4, Leica R8, 200 ISO Fuji Astia, Imacon scan.  

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Leica SL mot and Leitz 80mm Summilux-R f1.4
The Leica Summilux-R 80mm f1.4 on the Leicaflex SL mot
Leica 80mm Summilux-R f1.4 lens
The 80mm Summilux-R was designed in 1980 and has stayed unchanged since.

Also see my Leica Lens Compendium which is a complete list of Leica lenses  since 1908.

For detailed technical information about the 80mm, download the Erwin Puttz article here.

 

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Thorsten Overgaard
Thorsten von Overgaard is a Danish writer and photographer, specializing in portrait photography and documentary photography, known for writings about photography and as an educator. Some photos are available as signed editions via galleries or online. For specific photography needs, contact Thorsten Overgaard via e-mail.

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