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Leica Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6 lens officially announced

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Leica Camera has announced the new Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6 lens which is the modern version of the 1955 classic model. The optical design and mechanical construction of the Summaron-M 28 mm f/5.6 are identical to those of its predecessor.

The lens consists of 6 elements in 4 groups, arranged symmetrically around the iris of the new Leica Summaron-M 28 mm f/5.6, is identical to that of its ancestor. The historic optical design of the original lens has remained completely unchanged.

The US price of this Leica Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6 lens is $2,495.

Leica Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6 Lens Announced, Price $2,495

The new prime optic is recreated with an M-bayonet mount, 6-bit coding and a slightly revised mechanical design.

Leica Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6 lens officially announced

With such a small maximum aperture the lens itself is especially compact and lightweight. This makes it ideal for street and documentary work on occasions when the photographer wants to remain unnoticed.

Key Features

  • Optical design similar to the original Summaron 28mm f/5.6 lens
  • Most compact M-Lens, with an overall length of about 3/4” (less than 2cm) is unobtrusive and ideal for street photography
  • Provides unmistakable imaging signature which otherwise cannot be reproduced by digital means
  • Through its combination of large depth of field, natural contrast, excellent rendition of details, and visible vignetting, the Summaron-M gives images a unique character, reminiscent of analog photography
  • Combination of a clearly laid out depth of field scale and long focus throw allows precise and easy zone focusing
  • Depth of field scale is colored in red
  • Assembled by hand from top quality materials and finished in Silver Chrome
  • Made in Germany and delivery scope includes metal lens hood and cap.
  • The design and manufacturing process of the metal lens hood has been recreated to match the original Summaron lens. It is first machined from solid brass and then given its ultimate form by a turning and bending process.

For more information visit the Leica website.