Lens Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH was the first Leica lens, painted red

Leica Camera AG has introduced a new kind of lens Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH, released in 2012. In contrast to the black of the original model, the novelty is painted red. Note that this is the first red lens in the Leica range.

Unusual colored product is released by a small party of only one hundred pieces. In sale it will appear on 9 December.

The manufacturer calls Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH the sharpest standard lens in the world.

Technical specifications lens Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH:

  • The optical design of 8 elements in 5 groups;
  • Focal length — 50 mm;
  • Maximum aperture of F/2,0;
  • Minimum aperture — F/16;
  • Angle of view (diagonal) — 47°; on camera Leica M8 — 36°;
  • Maximum magnification — 1:11,3;
  • The filter diameter — 39 mm;
  • Dimensions diameter 53 mm, length 47 mm;
  • Weight — 300 g.

A new version of the lens Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH is estimated by the manufacturer at $8950. For comparison, silver costs $7995, black $7795.

Source: Leica

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