The following video presents Peter Karbe & the Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH.:
“Peter Karbe works as a lens designer and head of optics development at Leica Camera AG. Building on a hundred years of history, Peter introduces the Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH.“
This is an update to the previous blog, Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH. Lens is Now Also Available in Silver Anodized Finish.
Leica recently announced the special edition Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH, red anodized finish with a gray cow hide leather lens case.
- There will be only 100 units of this special edition lens available worldwide.
- The technical features of this lens are identical to the black and silver versions.
- The Leica APO-Summicron- M 50mm f/2 ASPH, red anodized finish, will be available exclusively at Leica Stores and Boutiques next month.
Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH, Red Anodized Version, Technical Specifications
LEICA APO-SUMMICRON-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH. is
Available in a Red Anodised Version
The Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH. has been given a brand new look. The world’s sharpest standard lens is the first ever Leica lens to be offered in an alternative, red-anodised finish from December. The uniqueness of this eye-catching special edition is further underlined by the planned production of only 100 red-anodised versions of the lens.
The Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH. is considered to be the reference lens amongst standard focal lengths. It is characterised in particular by exceptional imaging performance, extremely sharp reproduction of even the finest details and high contrast rendition from corner to corner of the image frame at maximum aperture. The utilization of a floating element in its design ensures that this is also maintained to a great extent at close shooting distances. A total of eight lens elements is employed to achieve its exceptional optical performance. Three of these are made from glass types with high anomalous partial dispersion for apochromatic correction and two of the others have a particularly high refractive index. The specially formulated glass types employed are based on original developments from the former Leitz glass laboratory. The use of such glasses requires great effort and many years of experience. Thanks to the consistent advancement of optical technologies, processes have since been refined and perfected to achieve the best possible imaging qualities.
As is the case for all other Leica lenses, the Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH. was designed and developed by Leica optical specialists in Wetzlar and represents the perfect combination of optical and technical expertise. As a particularly reliable product with enduring value with the quality guarantee ‘Made in Germany’, this lens is manufactured from the finest materials and is assembled completely by hand in an elaborate process. The combination of cutting-edge technologies and painstaking manufacturing procedures guarantees consistently excellent quality.
About Leica Camera
Leica Camera AG is an internationally operating, premium-segment manufacturer of cameras and sport optics products. The legendary status of the Leica brand is founded on a long tradition of excellence in the construction of lenses. And today, in combination with innovative technologies, Leica products continue to guarantee better pictures in all situations in the worlds of visualisation and perception. Leica Camera AG has its headquarters in Wetzlar, in the state of Hesse in Germany, and a second production site in Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal. The company operates branch offices in Australia, China, England, France, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, Singapore, South Korea and the USA. New and innovative products have been the driving force behind the company’s positive development in recent years.
The following video presents Leica Lenses (English) from Leica Camera on Vimeo.
“Every Leica lens is hand-crafted and goes through meticulous manufacturing processes to uphold the quality and precision that Leica defines and customers have come to expect. In the age where technology almost inevitably means mass manufacturing, Leica products are still made with exacting precision by the hands of highly-trained technicians.
This video gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the craftsmanship and making of Leica lenses in the production facilities of Leica Camera AG.”