CW Sonderoptic represents the highest quality available for the most demanding motion picture environments. Founded in 2008 to design, manufacture and market Leica-branded cine lenses for film, television and commercial production, the “CW” stands for “Cine Wetzlar”, a reference to both the company’s mission and legacy. It is based at Leitz Park in Wetzlar, Germany, the original hometown of Ernst Leitz and Leica Camera.
With innovative optical composition and advanced mechanical designs, the Summilux-C primes from CW Sonderoptic are among the most desirable high speed prime lenses ever made. Consisting of a dozen focal lengths ranging from 16mm to 135mm, the Summilux-C primes feature a constant maximum T1.4 aperture. The unique formula of aspherical elements, proprietary anti-reflective coatings, and exotic materials provide a truly unique look that provide a highly precise image while maintaining a character all their own.
The little brother to the Summilux-C primes, the Summicron C primes also feature color matched optics, advanced optical designs, and robust, reliable build quality. The Summicron-C primes incorporate a consistent T2.0 aperture across the ten focal lengths, all with a comparably compact, lightweight form factor. The Summicron-C primes also benefit from an impressive image circle, perfect for working with sensors slightly larger than Super 35 format.
M 0.8 Primes
Leica's beloved classic prime lenses re-engineered to offer cinema friendly features such as geared focus and iris rings. Don't underestimate the Leica M0.8 primes when comparing them to larger, heavier cinema lenses. The heritage of the Leica M 0.8 primes is undeniable. Compatible with any Leica M body or with Alexa Mini or RED DSMC2 with tailored M mount.