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

APO-Summicron-M 50mm f2 topAPO-Summicron-M 50mm f2 front

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:

Technical data LEICA APO-SUMMICRON-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH.
Angle of view in °(diagonal, horizontal, vertical): 47° / 40° / 27°
Dimensions(Ø . L from bayonet flange): 53 . 47mm (2.09 x 1.85 in)
Weight: 300g (10.58 oz)
Closest focusing distance(from the sensor/film plane): 0.7cm
Smallest object field: 217 . 407mm
Number of iris blades: 11
Number of lenses (elements/groups): 8/5
Aspherical surfacesPosition of front lens (from the bayonet): 24.4 mm
Focusing range: 0.7 m to infinity
Focusing scales: Combined, feet/meters
Largest reproduction ratio: 1:11.3
Aperture settings / function: Preselection with click stops at half stops
Smallest aperture: 16
Bayonet: Leica M quick-change bayonet
Filter mount: Inner-threaded for screw-in filters
Filter thread size (Ø in mm): E39
Lens hood: Integrated, extendable
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