Coming soon: Leica Summicron-S 2/100mm ASPH lens and Leica S type 006 camera firmware update


Update: the new lens is now available for pre-order at The Leica Store Miami.

Leica is about to announce a new Leica Summicron-S 2/100mm ASPH medium format lens. The latest Adobe Lightroom 5.6 version already had a Leica Summicron-S 2/100mm ASPH lens profile:

There should also be a new firmware update for the Leica S type 006 camera ($21,950.00) that will bring improved AF. The official release date for the firmware update is August 14th.

Here are the Leica Summicron-S 2/100mm ASPH lens technical specifications:

Specifications Summicron-S 2/100 mm ASPH.
Lens construction 7 elements in 5 groups
Luminous intensity 1: 2 (equiv to 1.6 KB format.)
Focal length 100 mm (equiv. To 80 mm KB format)
Image angle (diagonal / horizontal / vertical) 29 / 24.7 / 16.4
Closest focusing distance 0.7 m
Dimensions (length x width) 102 x 91 mm
Weight 910 g
Scope of delivery Lens with lens hood, rear cap, lens front cap E82, carrying bag, manual, warranty card, certificate and optical cleaning cloth

Required camera firmware:

  • Leica S (type 006) from FW
  • Leica S2 from FW
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  • Neopulse

    Speak of the devil. Amazing news, thanks Peter big time.

  • CHD

    Man….looks to be an awesome portrait lens..

  • NoMeJodas

    Leica seems to be working very closely with Adobe if LR has a profile for a lens that is not announced yet. I also love the fact that they use the open DNG format for their RAW output. Hopefully companies like Nikon wake up someday and do the same instead of putting valuable resourses into crap software like NX-D and what not.

    • Neopulse

      You get an Adobe Lightroom serial number when you purchase an S camera. They do that since Phase One and Mamiya give you a free copy of C1. To compete

      • NoMeJodas

        True. And they bundle it with the M and T too. This is actually how I upgraded to LR 5. It’s not the cheapest way to upgrade LR, I know 🙂 but the point is, one can integrate a new Leica into the existing work flow instantly. And not only with LR thanks to the DNG format. No need to wait for weeks for the camera to get supported in one’s favourite tool or learn and use the immature software some other manufacturers bundle with their products. This makes buying a Leica a very pleasant experience from day one!

  • Neopulse

    Just realized it’s their first Summicron, being the fastest in their lineup.

  • Do you know if there will be a CS version of this lens? Also, any new information about the new S update? I think you mentioned improved autofocus. Do you think it will be multi-point autofocus, or just center point as it is now? Thank you.

    • Sorry, I do not have any other details.

    • Neopulse

      Most likely, since even the standard 70mm has a CS version.

    • vintola

      There will be no CS version. It is mentioned in the newest issue 6/2014 of LFI.

      • That’s disappointing. Thanks for the information.

  • Dan

    Not APO? Next please.

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