28mm Summilux Likely Coming

It would seem that a lens profile was discovered for a Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH lens in the latest M9 firmware update:

"The new firmware 1.196 for the M9 has just been released. If you code appropriately, you will find that there is a new lens code 54-1 (code 54, frame 28/90) which was not there in earlier firmwares. The M9 shows this as a lens "28mm f/1.4" on the LCD screen. Also, this coding will implement a profile coding on the exposed file which compensates for some lens light fall (and maybe other effects)." (via RM)

Last year, lens profiles for the Super-Elmar-M 18mm f/3.8 and Super-Elmar-M 21mm f/3.4 as well as the APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 lenses were also discovered prior to the official announcement in this way. It seems quite likely that a new Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH lens will be announced soon - perhaps at Photokina in September.

Leica currently has two 28mm options currently - the Elmarit-M 28mm f/2.8 and the Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH lenses. Some recent rumors had suggested that the Summicron may be refreshed soon but this is (currently) not the case.

Update (3/27/14):

The long-expected Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH does exist (there are photos from it) but Leica hasn't been able to release it - perhaps the upcoming 2014 Photokina will finally see it released (along with the new M model) - but not earlier.

Update (5/22/14):

The long-awaited Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH finally made its appearance! But only as part of the Leica M "Edition 100" Set so far. Now that we know it truly exists, it's just a matter of time before a regular version becomes available. We're tipping our hat to Photokina 2014 in September.