Leica announces Summicron-M 28mm F2 ASPH lens

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Leica has announced the Summicron-M 28mm F2 ASPH, a compact wide-angle M-mount lens for the company's rangefinder cameras.

Image: Leica
Image: Leica

In case you thought you'd seen one of these before, you'd be right, as the lens is an update to Leica's existing 28mm F2, although the new version, which features a new body design and an integrated lens hood, comes with a $400-odd price increase.

Like its predecessor, Leica says it has positioned the lens as ideal for photojournalism, street and daily environmental photography, and promises sharpness even when wide open at F2.

Inside, nine lenses in six groups provide for images that are 'extremely rich in contrast and detail.'

Leica says the focus ring can be adjusted in a 'remarkably quiet and smooth way'. 

The Leica Summicron-M 28 f/2 ASPH. is available now from Leica Store. It retails for $8,290. 

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