Leica Announces New 35/50mm Black Chrome Lenses

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Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH - Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH

Last week we were the first to tell you about a new Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH version (#11688) coming. Today Leica has released this lens - and upped the ante to include a new Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH version (#11689) with the same black chrome finish. Don't get too excited though - only 500 of each will be produced at a cost of 3,950€/$ and 3,150€/$, respectively. Also remember that optically, they're the same as existing versions. Look for them at the end of April 2015.

The (poorly) Google-translated press release which will be updated shortly:

New: Leica Summicron-M 1: 2/35 mm ASPH. and Leica Summilux-M 1: 1.4 / 50mm ASPH. Now in black chrome finish

The Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, offers the lenses Leica Summicron-M 1: 2/35 mm ASPH. and Leica Summilux-M 1: 1.4 / 50mm ASPH. now also in a black chrome finish. The matte black finish gives the two lenses optically Report a unique look and is also particularly resistant. For the black chrome lenses an edition of 500 pieces is planned.

So far, each in a black anodized and silver chrome version available, black chrome lenses also offer innovations in design. Thus, the Leica Summilux-M 1: 1.4 / 50mm ASPH. For example, in the classic design of its predecessor held in 1959. Typical here are the focus ring with broken knurling and finely knurled aperture ring. In addition, the scale Feet designed with black chrome lenses in red. In addition, an extended delivery which includes a round lens hood and lens cap made of metal.

In its technical specifications, the bright classic among the Leica lenses corresponding to the respective products of the series production. A high optical performance and deployment flexibility are here to their essential characteristics.

The Leica Summicron-M 1: 2/35 mm ASPH. is characterized by excellent sharpness, high contrast and exemplary resolution over the entire setting. Despite its large aperture and high imaging performance it offers surprisingly small dimensions. Equipped with this 35x lens any Leica M camera becomes a highly compact and elegant unit.

The Leica Summilux-M 1: 1.4 / 50mm ASPH. is the standard lens for natural perspectives. It is ideal for available-light photography, shooting with suitable selectively inserted sharpness and artistic photography and is one of the first choice in putting together a Leica M outfit.

Both lenses are available in black chrome finish from the end of April 2015 Leica dealer. The Leica Summicron-M 1: 2/35 mm ASPH. is available for a suggested retail price of 3150 euros. The Leica Summilux-M 1: 1.4 / 50mm ASPH. costs 3950 euros.

Leica says of the Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH lens:

The black-chrome finish design version of the Summilux-M 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH. is exceptional and exclusive. The matte black look model is made of solid brass. The traditional design is inspired by its predecessor from 1959 and reflects its typical features, such as the scalloped focusing ring and a finely knurled aperture ring. In addition, the feet scale design is in red. Furthermore, a round metal lens hood and a metal lens cap are also included in the package.

And of the Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH lens:

The Summicron-M 35 mm f/2 ASPH. is also available in a black-chrome finish. Made of solid brass with its highly resistant matte black finish, it is unique. In addition, the lens – with its feet scale in red and matte surface – is the perfect complement to black-chrome finish Leica cameras. A round lens hood and a lens cap, both made of metal, are also included in the package.