Lens

Anything to do with photographic lenses - see also Gear.

Leica Announces Leica Q2

Leica Camera AG today has announced the new Leica Q2 - offering a 47.3MP full-frame sensor (over the Leica Q 24.2MP sensor) capable of DCI and UHD 4K video recording. The lens remains a 28mm f/1.7 (with built-in crops to simulate other focal lengths). The EVF has been upgraded from a field-sequential LCD to an OLED panel with 3.68M dots. The Leica Q2 is the same size as the Leica Q but boasts the same IP52 weather-resistance rating as the Leica SL with a new internal structure to support weather sealing. The camera's controls have been somewhat simplified, and drive mode options have been removed from the power switch. WiFi and Bluetooth are both available and finally, the Leica Q2 gets a higher-capacity battery (also from the Leica SL), getting up to 370 shots per charge. The price comes in at $4,995 USD. Read more below for all the details!

Zenit and Leica Partner on New "M"

A day after Leica Camera AG announced it was teaming up with Panasonic and Sigma on the L mount - Zenit showed off the '"M" - a Zenit-designed, Leica manufactured camera that's essentially an M (Typ 240). They're made side-by-side in Wetzlar. It will ship later this year or early 2019 for "between 4-5,000 Euros" and comes with the Zenitar 35mm f/1.0 lens, in either chrome or black. Read more below.

Meyer-Optik-Görlitz Nocturnus III 50mm f0.95

Meyer-Optik has just announced the launch of the Nocturnus III 50 f0.95. The super-fast manual-focus lens is optimized for use with full-frame sensors, but also works with APS-C cameras. The third edition comes in a new design and now features mounts for Sony-E, Fuji-X and Leica M. Within the next 14 days, the lens is offered in a pre-order sale where it is available for less than 60% of its future MSRP.

Leica Announces APO-Summicron 50mm f/2 ASPH Lens in Red

Starting in December, Leica has announced that the APO-Summicron 50mm f/2 ASPH lens will be available in a special edition red anodized finish. There will be only 100 red-colored lenses distributed worldwide and priced at $8,950.00 USD (UK price: £7,575 incl. VAT) each. Read more below for details!

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Leica Announces Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6 Lens

Leica has announced the 28mm Summaron-M f/5.6 lens for the Leica M system. The lens is more than just a throwback to a classic design from the mid 1950s. It is a lens from the 1950s, at least optically, featuring the same design as the original. We can assume that the lens features modern coatings, but otherwise, if you are looking for a classic Leica glow, this wide-angle lens might be right up your alley. This lens is available by special order only and full payment of $2,495 USD is required in advance. Read more below for details!

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Leica APO-Macro-Elmarit-TL 60 mm f/2.8 ASPH Announced

Beginning today, a new prime lens is available for the Leica T (Type 701) camera system – the Leica APO-Macro-Elmarit-TL 60 mm f/2.8 ASPH. This lens delivers macro exposures with a reproduction ratio of 1:1 and is available in both black and silver for $1,995 USD.

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