So How Is the Leica 35mm F2 APO Summicron ASPH?

We’re putting the Leica 35mm f2 APO Summicron through its paces.

The new Leica 35mm f2 APO Summicron was announced, and it costs over $8,000. But why? Well, it’s got 11 aperture blades just like a Sony G Master lens. It can also focus as close as 11 inches away. That’s incredible for a rangefinder lens! On top of that, it’s also about an inch and a half long. Crazy, right? We discussed that in our recent episode of Pro Camera Reviews.

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So How Is the Leica 35mm f2 APO Summicron ASPH?

In our announcement post, we found the new Leica 35mm f2 APO Summicron ASPH to be pretty innovative. It’s only around an inch and a half long. Plus it has 11 aperture blades, and can focus under a foot away. That’s incredible for a rangefinder lens! Of course, all this comes with a high price tag. At a little over $8,000 we’re very curious to see if it’s really all it’s being hyped up to be. There are some very cool things going on here for sure. Gear Editor Brett Day is testing this out, and it’s his first Leica experience. Tune in to see what we think!

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Canon EOS M50 II – First Impressions: The original Canon M50 was a Mirrorless camera that found favor with newcomers to traditional cameras and with vloggers. While it was a great camera for video creators, it was a little bit lacking when it came to stills performance. The Canon M50 II was quietly released late last year. The new camera should boast improved autofocus performance and a few other features that cater more to videographers. Brett will be talking about his first impressions of the Canon M50 II as a stills camera during this segment. Join us for a lively discussion and to see some image samples from this tiny Mirrorless camera.

Gitzo Legende Backpack Overview: The brand new Gitzo Legende backpack is in for review. This is a positively beautiful camera bag! Currently being funded on IndieGogo, we managed to get one of the 100 units available in America. Targeted clearly to the outdoor photographer, it boasts beautiful green canvas and brown leather. Gitzo is also building this bag with very sustainable materials. That’s good for folks who care about the environment! So far, Chris likes it, but as he’s talked about with Gitzo, there are a few concerns. We’ll discuss in this episode of Pro Camera Reviews!

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Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.