Another Leica lens price increase coming on July 1st

Leica will have another price increase on July 1st on almost all medium format S lenses, the APO-Summicron-M 50mm ASPH lens and the Silverline binoculars. Here are the details:

Item Current Price New Price Change
Super Elmar-S 24mm f/3.5 ASPH $8,950 $9,250 $300
Elmarit-S 30mm f/2.8 ASPH $7,495 $7,650 $155
Elmarit-S 30mm f/2.8 ASPH CS $8,350 $8,750 $400
Summarit-S 35mm f/2.5 ASPH $6,950 $7,250 $300
Summarit-S 35mm f/2.5 ASPH CS $7,950 $8,450 $500
Elmarit-S 45mm f/2.8 ASPH $6,350 $6,750 $400
Elmarit-S 45mm f/2.8 ASPH CS $7,450 $7,950 $500
Summarit-S 70mm f/2.5 ASPH CS $5,995 $6,250 $255
APO-Macro-Summarit-S 120mm f/2.5 $6,995 $7,250 $255
TS-APO-Elmar-S 120mm f/5.6 ASPH $7,350 $7,550 $200
APO-Tele-Elmar-S 180mm f/3.5 $6,995 $7,250 $255
Vario Elmar-S 30-90mm f/3.5-56 ASPH $11,400 $11,750 $350
APO-Summicron-M 50mm ASPH
$7,350 $8,250 $900
Silverline 8x20
$899 $949 $50
Silverline 8x42
$1,799 $1,899 $100
Silverline 10x42
$1,899 $1,999 $100

Check the availability of the above listed lenses on Amazon and B&H.

The last Leica price increase was on January 1st, 2014.

Via Reddotforum

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  • Michael

    Grrrr. At this rate, the APO Cron will never be mine. Stuck with my very pedestrian, non-APO Cron.

    • Vulkanitwit

      Pedestrian, but so sweet the images, yes?

      • Michael

        I joke. The non-APO lens is beautiful. Flare is it’s only weakness.

        • Vulkanitwit

          So’k. If I had the $ I’d be in the queue for the APO as well although, post-Nikon, I swore I’d never be a lens whore again. 🙂

        • Chris Au

          Totally agree with you, Michael.

  • Kynikos

    That’s quite the hike on the APO Cron in percentage terms compared to the rest.

  • John

    Incredible. Two price increases within months must be more than just greed. I suspect the company is not doing well. If Nikon et al. are not doing incredibly well with all they have to offer, its got to be tough to keep Leica going, given that they really need to put a lot into R & D to keep up with digital technology. And, manual lens focus is a tougher and tougher sell as time goes on. Hope this is not a sign of oncoming extinction…

    And…what ever happened to that firmware update for my M 240???

    • guest

      Incredible. Two price increases within months must be more than just hope. I suspect the company is selling lenses as fast as they can because they haven’t bungled the important decisions like Nikon did. So Leica can pour these new receipts into even more R&D, bringing their technological finesse to digital hardware that’s not the size of your head. Good sign of future prosperity after those dark days of near extinction.

      The delay in the assumed necessary firmware upgrade is puzzling, but the tens of thousands of Leica film camera users are not very invested in the outcome.

      Film at 11.

      • Lee

        Meanwhile, back anywhere remotely near the vicinity of reality…

      • Guest


    • Lee

      You hit the nail on the head with “need to put a lot into R&D to keep up with [the shit they’re shitty at anyway and presumably will remain so]. It’s time to stop making cameras (well, the M7 can stay) and just focus on what you do so well.

    • Say What?

      You don’t put prices up when you are going bust. You instead, put prices down and/or bring out more affordable products. None of which Leica are doing.

      The S is autofocus, it’s mainly S lenses that are going up.

      • Gast

        A lot of people slept through ECON101.

  • saywhatuwill

    Wow, seriously? It’s like Omega watch company. They keep raising prices at least twice a year so they can get to the level of Rolex.

    • Neopulse

      Omega to me it’s worth it, although Rolex is quite overpriced :-/

      • Anto de Chav

        OWC is better than both of them…

        • saywhatuwill

          You mean IWC? Nah, not my style.

          • Anto de Chav

            Sorry… typo.. yeah..International Watch Company.. and Patek is another fav,,not practical though..

          • saywhatuwill

            I’d take a couple Patek watches. Too bad they truly are for those with $$$$$$$$ in their bank account. Rolex is a pretty common watch, but it’s like buying currency. No matter where you go in the world, if you’re in need of cash someone will take it in trade. Not so much the other watches since many people don’t know what an Omega, Patek, or IWC is. Everyone knows what a Rolex is.

          • Anto de Chav

            Rolex is very good at holding value..

  • NoMoreProperCams

    only 7 grand for a 45 mm f 2.8? i am going to throw away my gear and buy into this system.

  • jmb2560

    What a nice position to be in! Rich Chinese, Russian and like continue to line up and give deposit months in advance to get their new toys! the red dot fashion statement is powerful… meanwhile, I continue to save for a used M6 and a couple of lenses. At least, I won’t leave it in “auto” mode like most of these new users.

    • guest

      With an M6 you will be the Auto Mode.

  • Mikko Moilanen

    Suddenly my M system feels cheap and reasonably priced 😀

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