Leica is rumored to announce a new Summicron 100mm f/2 lens aimed at S-system medium format cameras at the Photokina 2014 and its photo and specs have been leaked on the web.
It may not be official, yet, but the Leica Summicron-S 100mm f/2 lens has just showed up on the web along with its specifications. The company has not officially introduced the product on its website, but the Photoscala magazine is a top source, which makes us believe that the product will be unveiled at the Photokina 2014, as specified in the German publication.
Moreover, the magazine is claiming that the lens will not only be unveiled, but it will also be released on the market during the world’s biggest digital imaging fair, which opens its doors to visitors in Cologne, Germany as of September 16.
Leica Summicron-S 100mm f/2 ASPH lens specs and photo leaked ahead of announcement
A photo as well as the specs list of the Leica Summicron-S 100mm f/2 ASPH lens have been revealed, too. This product qualifies as a sturdy and lightweight optic – the latter which is not very common when it comes to medium format cameras.
The dimensions of the product are 102mm in length and 91mm in width, while total weight stands at 910 grams.
As specified above, the product is aimed at the S-series cameras with medium format image sensors. This means that it will provide a 35mm focal length equivalent of 80mm, so this is a telephoto lens no matter how you look at it.
A telephoto lens that will provide excellent image quality
It will be made out of seven elements which will be split into five groups. The minimum focusing distance will stand at 70 centimeters, so users will not disturb too much their subjects during macro shots.
Leica’s new Summicron-S lens will include an aspherical element, which should reduce optical flaws in order to improve the image quality provided by the product.
The maximum aperture stands at f/2, so it will be perfect for low-light photography as well as portrait shots, which will create a really shallow depth of field. Its specs list is completed by a distance scale and a focus ring.
Leica to announce and to release the Summicron-S 100mm f/2 ASPH lens at the Photokina 2014
The German-based company is said to release the 100mm f/2 ASPH lens for medium format cameras at the Photokina 2014. The price of the optic will stand at €6,500, which translates to about $8,700.
Its price tag is not very surprising considering the fact that we are looking at a lens for MF shooters.