Leica Camera will release the high-performance “Leica Summicron M f2/28mm ASPH” large-diameter wide-angle lens in November 2023. The sales price has not been determined. When the lens is released, PRONEWS will unveil the price at that time.
The Leica Summicron M f2/28mm ASPH has been technologically improved in various ways to become a lens compatible with the latest image sensor technology. This means that not only current M-type cameras built by Leica, but also future M-type cameras are going to use this lens. Leica fans will be able to fully demonstrate the Leica performance with these Summicron lenses.
For the tech details of this lens, the minimum focusing distance has been shortened from 0.7m to 0.4m. The characteristics of this shortest focusing distance and wide-angle lens further expand the possibilities of expression. For shooting distances up to 0.7m, focusing linked to the rangefinder is possible for all film and digital M-type cameras. The lens works very well with analog-friendly users.
When you turn the focus ring up to 0.7m, you will feel a slight resistance, and from that point on, focusing is only possible with M-type digital cameras that support live view. ”, you can adjust the focus while viewing the live view image using the Leica dedicated app “Leica FOTOS”.
The compact size that characterizes Leica M lenses is also realized with the Leica Summicron M f2/28mm ASPH. The built-in lens hood has a modern round design and can be pulled out or stored with a simple twist.
The lens construction is 9 elements in 6 groups, and depicts every detail with rich contrast. Focusing is also smooth and quiet.