Leica has officially announced the Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH lens for M-mount cameras as the company’s first 28mm lens with such a fast aperture.
Leica is not unveiling many products these days. However, the legendary German maker has not abandoned the digital imaging market. It is still going and it has one new optic for M-mount photographers. The company’s latest product consists of a Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH lens that promises to deliver superior image and build quality that make it perfect for a broad range of photography applications, including street, indoor, and landscape shooting among others.
Leica reveals its first 28mm lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.4
M-mount users have numerous lenses at their disposal, but this one is something that they have never experienced. It is a 28mm optic with a maximum aperture of f/1.4, the first time Leica has made a lens with this focal length and aperture combination.
Image quality has been put at the forefront, as the lens is made out of 10 elements in seven groups with a floating element and an aspherical element. This mixture will help deal with focusing issues and with aberrations, so that the results will look amazing.
Moreover, the internal configuration has been designed to keep the size and weight of the optic within comfortable parameters. The lens can be used for taking street photos or for capturing images at indoor events, so the dimensions of the Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH lens have been kept in control by Leica.
Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH lens to be released by Leica this June
The new Leica Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH lens comes with a lens hood made out of metal and it measures about 81 x 61 with the hood attached, while measuring 67 x 61mm without it. It is said that the optic weighs about 440 grams / 0.97 grams.
On the lens, users will find focus and aperture rings as well as a focus scale. The minimum aperture is set at f/16, while the minimum focusing distance stands at 70 centimeters.
Leica will begin shipping the Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH lens at the end of June 2015 for a price of $5,950. It is already available for pre-order at B&H PhotoVideo.