Leica Compact 50mm F1.4 Summilux M To PL Conversion. (For lens supplied scroll to 68/500 below)

Leica Compact 50mm F1.4 Summilux M To PL Conversion. (For lens supplied scroll to 68/500 below)

Product no.: 68/1126 (Type: Conversion of owner supplied lens)

Parts In Stock
can be shipped within circa 90 days

Price without VAT or delivery

Leica 50mm Wireform™ F1.4 Summilux. Compact Wireform™ lens movement in PL mechanical movement by Van Diemen Lenses are assembled to client order in mount of clients choice and scaled metres or feet.


Wireform™ variable pitch movement for better feel and scales.

Uniform 100mm front diameter.

Industry standard focus and iris gear on same diameter.

Fixed robust end stops on focus and iris movements.

Choice of engraving scaes in feet or metres.

All internal focus.

This Compact Macro Leica optic is a high speed F1.4 optical design. The lens is close focus lens with a Macro capability but does not reach full 1:1. It does, however, retain all the features of a pure high speed lens. This versatility is possible because of the patented Wireform™ variable pitch lens movement incorporated in the construction. An additional characteristic of this lens is its light weight, a feature made possible by the patented mechanical design. The combination of these characteristics make this lens particularly suitable for applications where weight and precise control of focus are important, for example with camera stabilization equipment and hand held use. All the compact range benefits from internal focus and are fully geared for motorization. Each focal length lens has a separately computed focus helix to achieve the best possible focus scale for the particular focal length. 

All Van Diemen Wireform™ conversions are now supplied with dual iris scales as a standard feature and uniform 100mm front diameter, however, can also supply other larger diameters on request.

Additional product information

Nominal Focal Length 50mm
F/No. 1.4
Max Stop 16
Front Diameter 100mm (options 104mm & 110mm)
Length (front to focal plane) 130mm
Weight 1.2kg (2lb 10oz)
Iris Gearing Dual Scaled Ø107mm 32DP 132 Teeth
Focus Gearing Ø107mm 32DP 132 Teeth

Angular FOV (Academy **)


23.8 x 17.4 (Ø29.2)mm

Full stills format 24 x 36

Min Distance (scaled) 1 ft

Lens construction


Macro Ratio 1:5
Back Focus adjustment Shims



Van Diemen aim to deliver within 90 days of receipt of order and 50% deposit. We are unable to guarantee delivery times as they vary according to factory loading and availability of parts at the time of order.


We offer a full 2 year warranty with every Van Diemen Wireform™ product. This however does not extend to optical units on conversion products as they are supplied direct by the client.


Warranty is applicable ex works Camberley, UK. It is the responsibility of the client to cover shipping and insurance to and from Van Diemen for all product sales and warranty work.



Type Conversion of owner supplied lens

Selection: Leica Compact 50mm F1.4 Summilux M PL, Covers 24x36 frame.

Product no. Type Status Price
68/1126 Conversion of owner supplied lens
£4,000.00 *
68/11260 Van Diemen Wireform™ (Lens Supplied)
£6,000.00 *
Prices without VAT or delivery

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