Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50mm F2 ASPH Lens Announced, Priced $4,495, Available for Pre-Order

APO-SUMMICRON-SL 50mm F2

Leica has just officially announce the Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50 mm f/2 ASPH lens. It is a bright prime lens designed for full-frame L-mount mirrorless cameras. The f/2 maximum aperture balances speed with overall weight and size, resulting in a portable form factor that can excel in available light conditions. This new lens costs $4,495, first available for pre-order at B&H/ Adorama.leica 50mm F2

Key feature:

  • Normal-length 50mm f/2 lens is designed for full-frame Leica L-mount mirrorless cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 75mm equivalent focal length.
  • Bright f/2 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also affords greater control over depth of field for working with selective focusing techniques.
  • Three aspherical elements are used to reduce distortion and spherical aberrations for improved sharpness and accurate rendering.
  • Apochromatic design employs anomalous partial dispersion glass to suppress chromatic aberrations throughout the aperture range for increased color accuracy and clarity.
  • Multi-layer coatings have been applied to individual elements to suppress surface reflections, flare, and ghosting for increased contrast and color fidelity.
  • Dual Syncro Drive stepping motor delivers quick, precise, and near-silent autofocus performance to suit both photo and video applications. This system also avails full-time manual focus override.
  • Water-repellent AquaDura coating has been applied to the front and rear optical surfaces to protect against moisture and other elements.
  • Weather-sealed design protects against dust and moisture to benefit working in inclement shooting conditions.

Below are the detailed specifications:

Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 50 mm
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Leica SL
Aperture
Maximum aperture F2
Minimum aperture F22
Aperture ring No
Optics
Elements 12
Groups 10
Special elements / coatings 3 aspherical elements, AquaDura coating
Focus
Minimum focus 0.35 m (13.78)
Maximum magnification 0.2×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Stepper motor
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Physical
Weight 740 g (1.63 lb)
Diameter 73 mm (2.87)
Length 102 mm (4.02)
Sealing Yes
Filter thread 67 mm

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