Not too long ago, Leica introduced the Leica T camera system. But today, they’re letting their M users have something special. They’re announcing a 28mm f1.4 lens. Not much information has been announced on it yet, but with this lens Leica now has full Summilux options for most street photographers in the form of 21mm, 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, and 50mm offering. What more could one ask for?
We don’t have a lot of information about any of the products just yet but we received the tip from the L-Camera Forum.
Months ago, Leica Rumors reported that the lens profile was included in the new Leica M. It now seems real. The new lenses aren’t even listed on Leica US’s website yet.
Beyond this, we’ve been able to find out that there is an M Monochrom available with a silver finish, along with a brand new set. Being called the Leica M 100th edition, it will include a LEica M, Leica M Monochrom, and 28mm, 35mm and 50mm lens. You also get Kodak Tri-X in the package. Lastly, they also seem to have a brand new macro adapter meant to be used with the 90mm f4.
From a rough translation of the German press release, it stats,
“The Leica Macro-Adapter -M is mounted between the camera and the Leica Macro – Elmar -M 1:4 / 90 mm. Equipped with an integrated focusing mount it enables a summary extension of the lens 18-30 mm. This allows the magnification set variable. Together with the adapter , the Leica Macro – Elmar -M 1:4 / 90 mm also be used in recessed position for shooting distance to infinity. Thanks to new locking function can thus all distances of 41 cm (Figure 1:2 scale ) can be set to infinity without the adapter must be removed.”
We’ll update when we get more info.