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Leica Launches 100mm F2 Summicron for Medium Format S system

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Leica to launch a new portrait lens for its professional S system that features a super-fast maximum aperture of f/2.

The Leica Summicron-S 100mm f/2 ASPH will sit between the company’s existing Summarit-S 70mm f/2.5 ASPH and the APO-Macro-Summarit-S 120mm f/2.5 lenses.

The lens is ideal for portrait, beauty, landscapes, and available light photography and corresponds to an 80mm lens in the 35mm system with a natural-looking perspective. The Leica Summicron-S 100mm f/2 ASPH uses a sophisticated design where a total of 7 lens elements are used to achieve the highest optical performance.

The lens will be released from September, and will retail at $7995.

Leica Launches 100mm F2 Summicron for Medium Format S system


Leica’s lens also includes two aspherical surfaces and three glasses with what Leica describes as ‘anomalous partial dispersion’. See the full specs list below.

The Leica Summicron-S 100mm f/2 ASPH Specifications

Lens Type Portrait-Tele-Lens
Compatible Cameras All Leica S Models
Viewing Angle Approximately 29, 24.7, 16.4 (diagonal, horizontal, vertical) correspond to approximately 80mm focal length in 35 mm system
Optical Structure Number of lens elements / groups 7 /5, aspherical surfaces 2, location of entrance pupil 13 / 38 mm (infinity / closest focusing distance
Focusing range Working range 0.7 m to infinity, scales combined meters / feet, smallest object field / largest scale approximately 144 x 217 mm / 1:5
Aperture Electronically controlled iris, f-stops selectable in half-stop increments with the click wheel on the camera, smallest aperture value f 22
Flash Sync Focal plain shutter x = 1 / 125 s
Bayonet Leica S bayonet
Filter mount Threaded mount for E82 filters, non-rotating filter mount
Lens Hood Lens hood with bayonet mount (part of delivery)
Surface finish Black anodized
Dimensions Length up bayonet mount approximately 102 / 146 mm (with / without lens hood) Largest diameter approximately 91 / 104 mm (with / without lens hood)
Weight Approximately 32.1 ounces or 910 g

More details for the new Leica Summicron-S 100mm f/2 ASPH lens can be seen here.