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

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?

Specially made red Leica APO Summicron 50mm f:2.0 ASPH lens
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Corrected Leica APO Summicron 50mm f/2.0 ASPH lens starting to ship again

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

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 working on a M8 firmware update for the APO Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0 ASPH lens

In an email to a customer, Leica Camera confirmed that they are working on a new firmware update for the M8 digital rangefinder that will support the new Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0 ASPH lens (currently shipping in the US for $7,195.00).

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Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH lens now shipping in the USA

The guys from  Dale Photo & Digital got a confirmation from Leica USA that the APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH lens is finally shipping in the US. The lens was officially announced last year, but then it was delayed. The price is $7,195.00. Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH lens design and technical specs:

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Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0 ASPH lens shipping this month?

After the new APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0 ASPH lens was delayed, Leica did not specify a new release date, but Amazon currently lists the lens as “usually ships within 2 to 4 weeks”.

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Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0 ASPH lens delayed

Today Leica Camera sent an update for the delay of the APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0 ASPH lens ($7,195.00). No specific delivery date was given:

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