Allendale, NJ—The Leica Summicron-M 28mm F2 Asph lens is now offered in a matte black finish. The limited-quantity lens also features a new integrated lens hood. The matte black Summicron-M 28 f/2 Asph is Leica’s latest variant of the M system’s ultrafast, wide-angle lens.
In addition, the specialist-paint finish offers extremely scratch-resistant properties. It also has a discrete appearance that is ideally suited to classic reportage photography.
What’s more, with its inlaid engravings in light green, the lens was designed to complement the M10-P Reporter; however, it is a companion for any other M series Leica camera. The special edition lens compliments both analog and digital M bodies, as well as any SL, CL or TL camera system using a Leica M-adapter L accessory.
Leica Summicron-M 28mm F2 Asph
In contrast to the standard Summicron-M 28mm f/2 Asph, the matte black variant lens features an integrated lens hood that extends via one quick twist for convenience and ease.
With a scratch-resistant coating, the matte black Summicron-M 28mm f/2 Asph is a solution for reportage photography. “The wide-angle Summicron lens is fast, compact and delivers exceptional performance. Its outstanding speed makes it particularly versatile and delivers brilliant imaging results even in difficult lighting conditions,” Leica announced.
What’s more, at its maximum aperture, the Summicron-M 28mm f/2 Asph delivers rich contrast; differentiated reproduction of fine structures; a soft and smooth bokeh; as well as high resolution. This is due to its recalculated optical design; it almost completely eliminates the astigmatic differences in the image field caused by the cover glass of the sensor. Consequently, it ensures excellent image quality from corner to corner.
The Summicron-M 28mm f/2 Asph lens in a matte black finish is now available for purchase in limited quantities. It has a suggested retail price of $4,495.
Leica Camera AG is an international manufacturer of premium cameras as well as sports optics. The reputation of the Leica brand is based on a long tradition of German craftsmanship and industrial design.
In addition, an integral part of the brand’s culture is the diversity of activities the company undertakes for the advancement of photography. For example, the company has Leica Galleries and Leica Akademies spread around the world.
What’s more, the company hosts the Leica Hall of Fame Award along with the Leica Oskar Barnack Award (LOBA).