Leica Camera will release two new lenses, the Leica Summicron SL f2/35mm ASPH., and Leica Summicron SL f2/50mm ASPH., in March 2023. In addition, on February 18, 2023, a total of 4 types of sets that include the “Leica SL2” and “Leica SL2-S” and one of the new lenses, will be released. Orders for 2 lenses and 4 sets were available from February 9, 2023. The sales prices at the Leica online store are as follows.
- Leica Summicron SL f2/35mm ASPH.: 330,000 yen including tax
- Leica Summicron SL f2/50mm ASPH.: 286,000 yen including tax
- Leica SL2 & Summicron SL f2/35mm ASPH. Set: 1,188,000 yen including tax
- Leica SL2 & Summicron SL f2/50mm ASPH. Set: 1,144,000 yen including tax
- Leica SL2-S & Summicron SL f2/35mm ASPH. Set: 924,000 yen including tax
- Leica SL2-S & Summicron SL f2/50mm ASPH. Set: 880,000 yen including tax
The new lens features an extremely lightweight and compact design. The open aperture value is bright at f2, and it is said that it is possible to make impressive depictions that make use of the shallow depth of field unique to the “Summicron” series. Therefore, it is very easy to use, and it is said that it is ideal for special scenes such as travel as well as normal shooting.
Linear control is used for the focus ring. Speedy, smooth, and highly accurate focusing is possible. In addition to being able to focus comfortably when shooting still images, it is also useful for video shooting where quietness is required.
The Leica Summicron SL f2/35mm ASPH can be used in a wide range of applications, from landscape photography to street photography and reportage. In addition, it is possible to pursue new possibilities of expression by taking advantage of the shortest shooting distance of only 0.25m.
Both lenses are lightweight, compact, and highly versatile, expanding the lineup of L-mount products. Even when combined with an L-mount camera, you can shoot high-quality still images and videos that are typical of “Made by Leica.” Aspherical lenses are used in the optical system to achieve excellent descriptive performance while maintaining a compact design.