SLR Magic HyperPrime 35mm f/0.95 and 24mm f/1.4 lenses for Leica M cancelled

SLR Magic HyperPrime 50mm f/0.95 lens

I received this email from SLR Magic announcing that they are now canceling the development of 35mm f/0.95 and 24mm f/1.4 lenses for Leica M rangefinders – I was not even aware that they were working on those new lenses (recently they did announce a new 35mm T0.95 lens for APS-C sized cameras):

We are now working on lenses for anamorphic and cancelled all rangefinder coupled lens projects due to too much effort in defending our brand from Leica community attacks. It had been tiring for us and tiring for moderators of many websites. It is hard to develop in a market where users do not want another alternative to Leica lenses and that is understandable. Hopefully when the HyperPrime LM 50mm T0.95 get acceptance as a new third party lens we will consider to continue future rangefinder coupled lens projects again.

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