APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH Shipping Soon?

We haven't gotten any other reports backing this up yet and bellwethers B&H and Adorama still list as pre-order, so it might be a glitch on Amazon's part... But they show the APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH shipping in 2-4 weeks! The price listed is $7,195 USD. As you'll recall, Leica announced a delay - but didn't specify a new release date. The new M (Type 240) may - or may not - start shipping soon also.

Update (01/24/2013): It could very well be true! Some people are receiving their lenses via Leica dealers now. Depending on how many lenses Leica produced and gets into the channel, Amazon might start to fulfill orders.

There are some preliminary reports trickling in as well, such as Boris Buschardt's comparison against the Summilux here and here.


Some people have noted getting their lenses via dealers. So the original story of Amazon shipping in "2-4 weeks" wasn't too far off perhaps.