Leica releases $11,000 APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH. lens

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Leica has launched its latest M-Mount lens, the Leica APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH.

Offering a classic focal length of 35mm, the new lens is also Leica's most compact version yet at just 49.3mm (with/without lens hood), and a diameter of 53mm.

The lens also offers close focussing capabilites of just 30 centimetres, which also makes it the closest-focusing M-mount lens in the lineup.

The APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH features ten lens elements in five groups. Of these, three are aspherical lenses (one dual-sided) and six feature 'anomalous dispersion' glass to help manage chromatic aberration. The aperture diaphragm is an 11-bladed design for improved bokeh.

A screw-on metal hood, thread protection ring, rear cap, and nappa leather lens case are included, and the lens is threaded for 39mm filters.

And the price? that'll be $11,900 thanks. You can pick up your own at Leica Store AU.

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