Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH lens now in stcok

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The Leica APO Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH lens is currently in stock at Amazon (update: the lens is now sold out).

Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH specifications:

Technical data LEICA APO-SUMMICRON-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH.
Angle of view in °(diagonal, horizontal, vertical): 47° / 40° / 27°
Dimensions(Ø . L from bayonet flange): 53 . 47mm (2.09 x 1.85 in)
Weight: 300g (10.58 oz)
Closest focusing distance(from the sensor/film plane): 0.7cm
Smallest object field: 217 . 407mm
Number of iris blades: 11
Number of lenses (elements/groups): 8/5
Aspherical surfacesPosition of front lens (from the bayonet): 24.4 mm
Focusing
Focusing range: 0.7 m to infinity
Scales: Combined, feet/meters
Largest reproduction ratio: 1:11.3
Apertures
Settings / function: Preselection with click stops at half stops
Smallest aperture: 16
Bayonet: Leica M quick-change bayonet
Filter mount: Inner-threaded for screw-in filters
Filter thread size (Ø in mm): E39
Lens hood: Integrated, extendable
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  • TT

    I think I got the last one. Thanks!

    • Eric Boe

      Congratulations. I missed it by mere seconds. The Kurland lens showed up on Amazon, but wouldn’t let me add it to the cart because it had been sold. Let me extend an invitation for you to post some images on dpreview or l-camera-forum from your new lens. Happy shooting.

  • TT

    Check again – Kurland Photo NY still has 2 in stock. Willoughby’s show that it has 18 in stock.

  • Randolph

    The period (.) in “ASPH.” throws off the centering of the text on the lens. The “A” in “APO and the “H” in “ASPH” should be the same distance from the “LEICA” marking, but they are not. As a Leica enthusiast, I am deeply disappointed at this amateurish typesetting error. Will not buy.

    • http://www.grassephoto.com Trent Grasse

      hahahahaha are you for real. I cant tell if your serious. I am professional photographer that shoots nikon and out of curiosity i clicked the leica rumours link on nikon rumours and found this comment. And it is actually the kind of thing id jokingly expect on a leica forum but i think you might be trolling.

      anyway i was amused either way

      • http://genotypewritings.blogspot.com genotypewriter

        Professional photographers don’t get these sorts of jokes… only real photographers do :D

        j/k

  • MMMMMM

    There are seventhousandonehundredandninetyfive reasons for me not to purchase this lens!
    Apparently, at least 18 Leica users thought differently as it is now “out of stock” at amazon.

  • Yong

    Willoughby clearly faked this, they DO NOT have the lens in stock, it’s just fishing for preorder. Shame on them!
    (and why would people even believe they have 18 in stock?!)

    • http://leicarumors.com LR admin

      Kurland Photo NY had 2 in stock, Willoughby offer came after they sold out.

  • andy

    I gave this a wide berth as I suspected it was too good to be true, and this appears to be the case.

    Thankfully, my order with a local Leica dealer was placed four months ago, and I have sufficient patience to see it through

  • John

    So someone actually bought it?!

    I mean, how much better is this lens wide open than the summilux stepped down to f/2?

    • pooh

      About $3,000 better, obviously.

  • EnPassant

    The comparision I would like to see when the new M camera is available is between the Apo-Summicron and the Zeiss Makro-Planar 50 on a Nikon D800 downsized to 24 MP.

    Not fair? Ok. Then do the test with the D600.
    For the price of the Apo-Summicron you not only get the Makro-Planar and a D800.
    You also get a Nikon D600 body!
    But waite! There is more!
    You also get a SB-910 flash or the MB-D12 grip for the D800!

    • Nick

      And a bad back from carrying it all!

    • bubuli

      @EnPassant: it’s the journey, not the destination.

      You can bet that the image quality Nikon 800 + Makro Planar would be very close (or even surpass) to M + 50 APO. but for a Leica user, the resulting images is just part of the endgame…the experience of using a Leica M to capture an image cannot be matched by any DSLR…of course, YMMV.

      • http://genotypewritings.blogspot.com genotypewriter

        oh please… you talk as if a 35mm rangefinder is like some magical thing.

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