The Summilux-M 28 mm f/1.4 ASPH., Leica’s fastest 28mm lens to date for M-System cameras, is due for release in June 2015.



The new Leica Summilux-M 28 mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens. (Source: Leica Camera.)

Ideal for photojournalism, architecture and landscapes the new lens is fast enough to be used hand-held in all lighting situations. Its optical design features ten elements, one of which is aspherical with curvature that deviates from the typical spherical form and contributes significantly to the very compact size of the lens. The optical system features a floating element to ensure high imaging performance at close focusing distances. The lens group behind the diaphragm is designed as a floating element that changes its position relative to the front group during focusing. Three cemented elements and seven lenses with anomalous partial dispersions guarantee effective colour correction. Contrast gradation is uniform and consistent from infinity to the minimum focusing distance.

Designed and developed by Leica optical specialists in Wetzlar, Germany, the Leica Summilux-M 28 mm f/1.4 ASPH. is manufactured from high quality materials and is assembled completely by hand. It is supplied with an all-metal lens hood and will br priced at AU$8000 (including GST).