What happened to the new 35mm Summilux lens?

No, the new 35mm Summilux lens is not officially announced yet. The pdf brochure is now removed from one of the international Leica sites that leaked it earlier this week. The availability date on the document was listed as “End of March 2010”.

The leaked 35 lux pdf document was labeled as “info#9” and was created before the Leica M9 firmware update document, which was labeled as “info#12”. The M9 firmware was announced on March 15. Obviously the new 35 Summilux-M lens was ready to be released in the February- March time frame (see previous post here and here) but something changed that in the last moment. Maybe some exotic type of glass was hard to get or maybe Leica decided to produce enough pieces before the announcement, since this lens is expected to become an instant best seller.

Would you buy the new 35 Lux? Here is a small poll:

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