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Check out this one of a kind red Leica APO Summicron 50mm f/2.0 ASPH lens

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Yesterday I posted a picture on social media asking for more information on the red lens attached to Dr. Kaufman’s Leica camera (original link). Thanks to all readers who informed me that this was a specially made red Leica APO Summicron 50mm f/2.0 ASPH lens (pictured above). Maybe this lens was produced for a RED  fundraiser?

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Corrected Leica APO Summicron 50mm f/2.0 ASPH lens starting to ship again

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The $7,350 APO Summicron 50mm f/2.0 ASPH lens is starting to ship again after a long delay - Leica had to make some adjustments to address the flare issues reported by many early adopters. The first lenses from the new batch were already spotted in Hong Kong and are expected to hit the US market by the […]

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Reminder: Leica lens price increase coming on January 1st, 2014

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A quick reminder that many Leica M lenses will be going up in price on January 1st, 2014: Lens Old price New price Tri-Elmar M 16-18-21 / f 4.0 ASPH $5,350 $5,450 18mm / f3.8 ASPH $3,195 $3,250 21mm / f1.4 ASPH $7,250 $7,650 24mm / f1.4 ASPH $7,250 $7,550 24mm / f3.8 ASPH $2,595 […]

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List of Leica lenses impacted by the price increase

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Here is a list of the Leica M and S lenses that will get a price increase on January 1st, 2014: Lens Old price New price Tri-Elmar M 16-18-21 / f 4.0 ASPH $5,350 $5,450 18mm / f3.8 ASPH $3,195 $3,250 21mm / f1.4 ASPH $7,250 $7,650 24mm / f1.4 ASPH $7,250 $7,550 24mm / […]

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Another Leica price increase coming on January 1st, 2014

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Update: here is the list of lenses that will be impacted by this price increase. Leica will have another price increase on January 1st, 2014 on selected M lenses. I will soon have the list of products that will be impacted. The good news is that almost all of the Leica M lenses are now […]

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Leica’s CEO confirms flare issues with the APO Summicron 50mm f/2.0 Asph lens

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There have been several reports online describing flare issues when using the $7,350 APO Summicron 50mm f/2.0 Asph lens, but so far I have not seen any official response from Leica. Few days ago, during the 2013 Digital Show in Melbourne, Kristian Dowling got a brief explanation from Leica’s CEO Alfred Schopf – current owner […]

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Leica 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux-M Asph lens review (video)

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Leica F/0.95 Noctilux Review/Thoughts from Cult of the Noctilux on Vimeo: This is not really a Lens review just some thoughts on it. I am a passionate Leica shooter and use the 50mm .95 As my only M lens. Please note there are minor artifacts in the images from the video sampling/conversion. You can review […]

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