Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 Asph in Red

Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 Asph in Red


Allendale, NJ—The Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 Asph will be the first Leica lens to be offered in a red anodized finish. Starting in December, the premium standard lens will be available in a special edition. There will be only 100 red-colored lenses distributed worldwide, priced at $8,950 each.

Every APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 Asph comes with a matching red anodized lens cap as well as a gray cowhide leather lens case.

Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 Asph on camera

Red Lens Specs

The limited edition red lens has the same technical specifications as well as performance of the black and silver versions. “Its exceptional imaging performance, extremely sharp detail reproduction and also high contrast rendition from corner to corner of the image frame at maximum aperture separate it from others,” announced Leica. “Furthermore, a floating element in its design ensures that the lens maintains its clarity at close shooting distances.”

Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 Asph

The lens is constructed with a total of eight lens elements to achieve “such exceptional optical performance.”

Three of the elements are made from glass with high anomalous partial dispersion, for apochromatic correction. In addition, two of the elements have a particularly high refractive index. The specially formulated glass types are based on original developments as well as innovations from the former Leitz glass laboratory.

The lens features a bayonet mount and also an integrated lens hood. Furthermore, the Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 Asph was designed and developed by Leica optical specialists in Wetzlar, Germany.

“The lens is manufactured from the finest materials and is assembled completely by hand. The combination of cutting-edge technologies and painstaking manufacturing procedures guarantees consistently excellent quality, with the guarantee of ‘Made in Germany’ proudly engraved on its barrel,” the company added. us.leica-camera.com