Leica Camera is pleased to introduce the Leica Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6 Aspherical Lens, a reincarnation of a classic lens design and the most compact M lens to date. The Summaron-M is modeled after the original screw mount Summaron 28mm f/5.6 lens produced at the Leitz factory in Wetzlar from 1955 to 1963. The new Leica Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6 is recreated with an M-bayonet mount, 6-bit coding and a slightly revised mechanical design but no changes to the optical design itself. Each lens will be a special order item, made only after an order has been placed.
The Leica Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6 Aspherical Lens offers the following benefits:
Optical design similar to the original Summaron 28mm f/5.6 lens
Most compact M-Lens, with an overall length of about 3/4 inch (less than 2cm) is unobtrusive and ideal for street photography
Provides unmistakable imaging signature which otherwise cannot be reproduced by digital means
Through its combination of large depth of field, natural contrast, excellent rendition of details, and visible vignetting, the Summaron-M gives images a unique character, reminiscent of analog photography
Combination of a clearly laid out depth of field scale and long focus throw allows precise and easy zone focusing
Depth of field scale is colored in red
Assembled by hand from top quality materials and finished in Silver Chrome
Made in Germany and delivery scope includes metal lens hood and cap.
The design and manufacturing process of the metal lens hood has been recreated to match the original Summaron lens . It is first machined from solid brass and then given its ultimate form by a turning and bending process.