Update: the new lens is now available for pre-order at The Leica Store Miami.
Leica is about to announce a new Leica Summicron-S 2/100mm ASPH medium format lens. The latest Adobe Lightroom 5.6 version already had a Leica Summicron-S 2/100mm ASPH lens profile:
There should also be a new 184.108.40.206 firmware update for the Leica S type 006 camera ($21,950.00) that will bring improved AF. The official release date for the firmware update is August 14th.
Here are the Leica Summicron-S 2/100mm ASPH lens technical specifications:
|Specifications Summicron-S 2/100 mm ASPH.|
|Lens construction||7 elements in 5 groups|
|Luminous intensity||1: 2 (equiv to 1.6 KB format.)|
|Focal length||100 mm (equiv. To 80 mm KB format)|
|Image angle (diagonal / horizontal / vertical)||29 / 24.7 / 16.4|
|Closest focusing distance||0.7 m|
|Dimensions (length x width)||102 x 91 mm|
|Scope of delivery||Lens with lens hood, rear cap, lens front cap E82, carrying bag, manual, warranty card, certificate and optical cleaning cloth|
Required camera firmware:
- Leica S (type 006) from FW 220.127.116.11
- Leica S2 from FW 18.104.22.168