First Images of the new Leica Summaron-M 28mm F/5.6

First Images of the new Leica Summaron-M 28mm F/5.6

You may remember back in May we covered a rumor suggesting that Leica may be working on a new version of the Leica Summaron-M 28mm F/5.6, a lens originally released back in 1955, and today we can share with you some images of the finished product. We don’t have any new specifications for the lens other than it will be 2cm long, feature new 6-bit coding and come with a dedicated lens hood. The new lens is already listed for sale in Europe so an announcement can’t be far off, and that brings us to the price; When we first covered rumors of the new Leica Summaron-M 28mm F/5.6 we had hoped it would be an affordable compact lens for those looking for something pleasingly retro to mount on their Leica, this unfortunately doesn’t seem to be the case. The listed European price, including VAT is 2,200 Euros, so we can reasonably expect the US version to enter the market at around the $2,000 mark. I’m not sure I know anyone who would pay that much for an f/5.6 pancake lens!


Via: Leicarumors.

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