Leica Summilux SL 50mm f/1.4 ASPH lens and S/R adapters to be released next for the SL system

After the 24-90mm f/2.8-4.0 and 90-280mm f/2.8-4, the next lens announcement for the Leica SL system will be a Leica Summilux SL 50mm f/1.4 ASPH lens (pictured above) and new S/R adapters:

"It should be noted that, initially had been subject to the sale of the second half of 2016 in Germany home country "Leica Summilux SL F1.4 / 50mm ASPH." Is scheduled to launch in 2017 in Japan. Adapter for mounting the Leica S lens or Leica R lens for 35mm single-lens reflex medium format for digital single-lens reflex to Leica SL is also a release forthcoming."

Via DC.watch

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  • SomeoneNotImportant

    That is a superbe lens. After all, it took Mr Karbe and his team quite some time to take on the Otus and set new standards in optical construction.

    • El Aura

      They also had a slightly easier task because they have a shorter flange distance to contend with.

      • SomeoneNotImportant

        I agree.

      • I see no evidence that shorter flange distances make it easier to develop for.

        • El Aura

          Well, look up the term retrofocus lens design and go back from there. Or just start with the simple principle that any external constraint makes lens design harder. Fixing the minimum distance between sensor and last lens element is an external constraint (as would be one of total length or maximum diameter).

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