There are new lenses and new-look lenses from Leica.
There’s a new generation of Leica Summarit-M lenses. In comparison with the previous models, these new lenses with a maximum aperture of f/2.4 offer improved performance characteristics and new lens design. The range of focal lengths remains the same, with 35, 50, 75 and 90 mm. For the first time, they are now available in either black or silver anodized finishes. All are made in Germany.
The Summarit-M 35 mm f/2.4 ASPH. is the smallest and lightest 35 mm lens in the Leica rangefinder system. It is the only lens of the new generation to feature an aspherical lens element.
The 75 mm f/2.4 is significantly more compact than other M-Lenses with similar focal lengths and achieves outstanding imaging performance, says the company. In comparison to its predecessor, the new lens now has a closest focusing distance of only 0.7 m.
The closest focusing distance of the 90 mm f/2.4 was reduced, too, to 0.9 m.
The 75 and 90 mm Leica Summarit-M-Lenses will be available in September and will be followed by the 35 and 50 mm lenses in October.
Leica has announced two high-performance lenses for the Leica T camera system: the Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11–23 mm f/3.5–4.5 ASPH. and the Leica APO Vario-Elmar-T 55–135 mm f/3.5–4.5 ASPH.
With a zoom range equivalent to 17-35 mm, the 11–23 mm len offers excellent sharpness, says the company. The 55-135 mm lens is the equivalent of 80-200 mm.
The 11-23 mm lens features 14 elements in 11 groups, with 4 aspherical surface.
The 55-135 mm lens has 12 elements in 10 groups and one aspherical element.
Both lenses will be available beginning in January.
Leica now offers two of the fastest Leica M-series lenses, the Noctilux-M 50 mm f/0.95 ASPH. and the Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH., in an alternative silver anodized finish. The technical specifications of both lenses are identical to those of their counterparts.
Both lenses in silver anodized finish will be available at the end of October.