Le­ica Sees Red

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We have a feel­ing this might be­come a bit of a trend. Le­ica has an­nounced a lim­ited edi­tion of APO-Sum­mi­cron-M 50mm f2.0 ASPH lens which has a red an­odised fin­ish. On its own, the red lens looks a bit strange, but fit­ted to a black M Monochrom cam­era body – as it is here – it looks fab­u­lous. Just 100 ex­am­ples are be­ing made so, if you want one, you’d bet­ter get in quick… oh, and you’ll need a spare $12,900.

The APO-Sum­mi­cron-M 50mm f2.0 ASPH is, of course, best known for be­ing the world’s sharpest stan­dard lens and is made in Le­ica’s state-of-the-art man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­ity in Wet­zlar, Ger­many.

The op­ti­cal con­struc­tion com­prises eight el­e­ments, three of which are made from high anoma­lous par­tial dis­per­sion glass to pro­vide apoc­hro­matic cor­rec­tion. Two el­e­ments are made from glass with a high re­frac­tive in­dex, and all th­ese spe­cial el­e­ments use Le­ica’s own for­mu­la­tions. There’s also a ‘float­ing’ el­e­ment in the op­ti­cal de­sign to en­sure op­ti­mum sharp­ness at short fo­cus­ing dis­tances.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the Le­ica M sys­tem in gen­eral and the spe­cial edi­tion APO-Sum­mi­cron-M 50mm f2.0 ASPH lens visit https://au.le­ica-cam­era.com

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