Restricted version variations of the Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 mm F2 ASPH, Summaron-M 28 mm F5.6 and Summilux-M 28 mm F1.Four ASPH lenses have been introduced for the Leica M rangerfinder collection, with different finishes, crimson markings and totally different supplies setting them out from the conventional manufacturing variations.

Every of the restricted editions has its distance or aperture markings picked out in crimson paint, and every is available in a special paint or end to the usual fashions.

The lens with probably the most distinctive options is the APO-Summicron-M 50 mm F2 which is available in black chrome, and substitutes the common focusing ring for a ‘scalloped’ model that the corporate says echoes the design of the 1956 mannequin. There may be a variety of brass too, with the elements of the barrel made in brass, as is the lens hood and the lens cap.

The Summaron-M 28 mm F5.6 will are available a black matt paint that’s particularly onerous sporting, based on Leica, making it as robust because the black chrome finishes. The Summilux-M 28 mm F1.Four will are available a silver anodized end.

Every of the lenses will probably be technically an identical to the usual manufacturing fashions, simply with these beauty variations. There’ll solely be 700 of the 50mm lens, 500 of the 28mm F5.6 and 300 of the 28mm F1.4 – and all will probably be accessible by the top of the month.
For extra data see the Leica web site.

Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 mm F2 – $9,595

Leica Summaron-M 28 mm F5.6 – $2,995

Leica Summilux- M 28 mm F1.4 – $6,995

Press launch:

Leica Digicam AG presents three new design choices within the Leica M-Lens portfolio.

Leica Digicam AG presents new design variations of the Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 mm F2 ASPH., Leica Summaron-M 28 mm F5.6 and Leica Summilux- M 28 mm F1.Four ASPH. lenses for the Leica M-System. The particular collection of the three lenses are distinguished by distinctive design highlights and are being provided in a restricted variety of examples. The efficiency and technical specs of the lenses are in any other case an identical to these of the serial manufacturing merchandise.

The brand new collection of lenses features a black chrome model of the APO-Summicron-M 50 mm F2 ASPH. commonplace lens. Compared to the serial manufacturing lens, this design different contains a characteristically scalloped focusing ring that recollects the looks of the Summicron 50 mm F2 (II) from 1956. The elements of the barrel of this particular collection are machined from brass. The engravings for the focal size and the distances in ft are picked out in crimson. The lens is provided full with a basic, spherical brass lens hood engraved with ‘Made in Germany’ and a lens cap turned from stable brass. The version of the lens on this design model is strictly restricted to 700 examples. The APO-Summicron-M 50 mm F2 ASPH. in black chrome is out there from 21 February.

The second particular collection presents a model of the Leica Summaron-M 28 mm F5.6 in matt black paint end, a lens from the basic line-up of Leica M-Lenses. The Summaron-M is modelled on a screw mount lens produced on the Leitz manufacturing unit in Wetzlar from 1955 to 1963. With a size of lower than 2 centimetres, this extraordinarily compact wide-angle lens is the smallest lens of the M-System lens portfolio. The particular paint used for this particular collection is especially immune to put on and lends the lens an look nearly an identical to that of the basic black chrome finishes.

An extra characteristic of the brand new lens is the engraving of the aperture scale seen from the entrance, with numbers now picked out in crimson. This version of the Leica Summaron-M 28 mm F5.6 in matt black paint is proscribed to 500 examples for the worldwide market. The lenses will probably be on sale from 28 February.

The third design possibility, the Summilux-M 28 mm F1.Four ASPH. in a silver anodised model, provides house owners of Leica M-Cameras in silver an additional high-performance lens that matches the end of their cameras. This quick wide-angle lens is a perfect companion for reportage pictures and delivers spectacular imaging efficiency in all lighting conditions. The lens with the choice end will probably be on sale from 28 February in a restricted version of 300 examples.

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