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Leica Announces Availability of Mirrorless Leica SL Lenses, APO-Summicron-SL 75 mm f/2 ASPH. and APO-Summicron-SL 90 mm f/2 ASPH. for Portraiture: High Speed AF System with Dual Syncro Drive™; 3D Visual Effect; Photography in Difficult Lighting Conditions; More Compact & Lower Weight

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 90 mm f/2 ASPH., APO-Summicron-SL 75 mm f/2 ASPH.
Leica APO-Summicron-SL 90 mm f/2 ASPH., APO-Summicron-SL 75 mm f/2 ASPH.

This is an update to the previous blog, Mirrorless Leica SL Lenses in 2017-2018: Prime Summilux-SL 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. with Large Aperture; Lighter & More Compact Primes Summicron-SL 35mm f/2 ASPH., APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH., APO-Summicron-SL 90mm f/2 ASPH. with Shorter Closest Focusing Distance; Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH. Ultra-Wide Zoom with Dust & Weather-Sealed Construction.

Leica SL (Typ 601) Mirrorless System Camera

Leica SL (Typ 601) Mirrorless System Camera

Düsseldorf-based photographer Arndt Sauerbrunn “road-tested both lenses on his latest fashion shoot” in the following video:
The Leica SL – Professional Workflow with Robin Sinha from Leica Camera on Vimeo
Robin Sinha: Leica Academy ambassador & tutor
Photography, videography & direction: Arndt Sauerbrunn
Concept, camera & direction video tutorial: Nick Wolff
Postproduction: Nick Wolff
Costumer: Meinweiß / Andrea Jacobi
Hair & make up: Viola Finkenrath
Styling: Andrea Jacobi & Arndt Sauerbrunn
Model: Natascha Hey
Model: Esmee Griesheimer / stars model-management
Location: Schuetzenhof 33 Bad Ems, Sebastian Jacobi

The Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75 mm f/2 ASPH. and the Leica APO-Summicron-SL 90 mm f/2 ASPH. are the first two of a new line of high-performance lenses for the Leica SL-System.

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75 mm f/2 ASPH.

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75 mm f/2 ASPH.

  • APO-Summicron-SL 75 mm f/2 ASPH. is a Medium telephoto lens.
  • APO-Summicron-SL 90 mm f/2 ASPH. is the “Master of portraiture.”
    Leica APO-Summicron-SL 90 mm f/2 ASPH.

    Leica APO-Summicron-SL 90 mm f/2 ASPH.

    The 90mm lens is a classic. In combination with appropriate luminosity, it is the perfect lens for portraits and larger details without wide-angle effects but this is no secret.
    Photographer Arndt Sauerbrunn

  • Priced at US $4,750 for the Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75 mm f/2 ASPH. and US $5,150 for the Leica APO-Summicron-SL 90 mm f/2 ASPH.

PRESS RELEASE

01/15/2018

NEW PRIME LENSES FOR THE LEICA SL-SYSTEM: SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE AND THE FINEST ARTS OF ENGINEERING IN COMPACT DESIGN

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75 mm f/2 ASPH.: Photo by Arndt Sauerbrunn

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75 mm f/2 ASPH.: Photo by Arndt Sauerbrunn

The APO-Summicron-SL 75 mm f/2 ASPH. and the APO-Summicron-SL 90 mm f/2 ASPH. are the first two of a new line of high-performance lenses for the Leica SL-System. The focal lengths of the two SL-Lenses are ideal for all genres of photography and are particularly suitable for portraiture. While the APO-Summicron-SL 75 mm f/2 ASPH., for example, enables natural portraits, the APO-Summicron-SL 90 mm f/2 ASPH. is a classic focal length for portraiture and creates the often desired slight compression of perspectives. Both lenses are perfectly matched to the SL-System and – just like all currently available and future SL-Lenses – have been designed and constructed for a long service life in professional use.

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 90 mm f/2 ASPH.: Photo by Arndt Sauerbrunn

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 90 mm f/2 ASPH.: Photo by Arndt Sauerbrunn


All glass elements in an optical imaging system – for example lenses – refract light in certain colours to a different extent. This leads to the effect that not all rays of light from a multi-coloured subject are focused at a single imaging point – the result of this is chromatic aberration. In order to reduce this chromatic aberration to a hardly perceptible minimum, both new Summicron-SL lenses are apochromatic – in short: APO – corrected. For this, most of the eleven elements of the optical system – one of which is an aspherical – feature anomalous partial dispersion and are manufactured from sensitive and specially formulated, high-quality glass types.

Both the construction and the design of the cutting-edge Summicron-SL line represent the next step forward in the development of lenses for the Leica SL-System. New, extremely precise manufacturing methods and measuring technologies have been developed especially for the production of these lenses. The results of this are reflected not only in the more compact dimensions and considerably lower weight of the lenses, but also in their excellent imaging performance. In addition, these lenses feature a new, faster autofocus system and a considerably shorter close focusing limit.

As both Summicron-SL primes deliver extremely high imaging performance at their largest aperture, the lenses are also ideal for photography in difficult lighting conditions. The Leica promise of ‘maximum aperture is a usable aperture’ also applies to the new SL-Lenses – stopping down is exclusively a creative imaging tool, and is not necessary for achieving better imaging performance.

In the construction of the APO-Summicron-SL lenses, particular attention has been paid to the prevention of stray light and reflections. Together with an optimisation of the optical and mechanical design, the application of high-quality coating to lens surfaces reduces unavoidable reflections to an absolute minimum.

The autofocus drive of all SL-Summicron lenses employs extremely powerful and robust stepping motors with DSD® (Dual Syncro Drive™). Thanks to these, the entire focusing throw can be travelled completely in only around 250 milliseconds.

Leica SL (Typ 601) Camera with APO-Summicron-SL 75 mm f/2 ASPH.

Leica SL (Typ 601) Camera with APO-Summicron-SL 75 mm f/2 ASPH.

The APO-Summicron-SL 75 mm f/2 ASPH. will be available from 25 January 2018, and the APO-Summicron-SL 90 mm f/2 ASPH. from 8 February 2018.

Leica SL (Typ 601) Camera withAPO-Summicron-SL 90 mm f/2 ASPH.

Leica SL (Typ 601) Camera withAPO-Summicron-SL 90 mm f/2 ASPH.

The market launch of the Summicron-SL 35 mm f/2 ASPH. and the APO-Summicron-SL 50 mm f/2 ASPH. is scheduled for the second half of 2018.

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, France, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, Singapore, South Korea, UK and the USA. New and innovative products have been the driving force behind the company’s positive development in recent years.


Tech Specs of APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH:

Angle of view (diagonal, horizontal, vertical) 31.8°/26.7°/18°
Optical design
Number of lenses/groups 11/9
Aspherical surfaces: 1
Position of entrance pupil 35.9 mm
Working range 0.5 m to infinity
Distance setting: 120x180mm
Largest reproduction ratio 1:5
Aperture Electronically controlled aperture, set using turn/push wheel on camera, including half values
Aperture setting range 2-22
Bayonet/sensor format Leica L bayonet, full-frame 35 mm format
Filter mount E67
Finish Black anodized
Dimensions and weight: Length to bayonet mount 102mm
Largest diameter approx 73mm
Weight approx 720 grams
Warranty 2 years

Tech Specs of Leica APO-Summicron-SL 90mm f/2 ASPH:

Angle of view (diagonal, horizontal, vertical) 27.3°/22.9°/15.4°
Optical design
Number of lenses/groups 11/9
Aspherical surfaces: 1
Position of entrance pupil 22.9 mm
Working range 0.6 m to infinity
Distance setting: 120x180mm
Largest reproduction ratio 1:5
Aperture Electronically controlled aperture, set using turn/push wheel on camera, including half values
Aperture setting range 2-22
Bayonet/sensor format Leica L bayonet, full-frame 35 mm format
Filter mount E67
Finish Black anodized
Dimensions and weight: Length to bayonet mount 102mm
Largest diameter approx 73mm
Weight approx 700 grams
Warranty 2 years

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