New silver version of the Leica Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH lens rumored

Leica is rumored to announce a new silver version of the Leica Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH lens (currently available only in black).

After the official announcement of the Leica Q (Typ 116) silver anodized camera, here is an updated list of upcoming/rumored Leica cameras and lenses (see previous lists here).

Silver Leica Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH lens

Leica Q Red camera

Leica CL mirrorless camera with L-mount and EVF (mockup shown above)

Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH lens (there could also be a new 35mm f/1 or f/0.95 M-mount lens)

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH lens

New Leica APO-Summicron 50mm LHSA 50th anniversary lens

New Leica Elmarit-TL 18mm f/2.8 ASPH lens

Leica is planning to release/resurrect more vintage lenses in the future

New Zenit-Leica camera

Leica Andy Summers limited edition camera (Ralph Gibson edition shown above)

Leica Sofort camera in pink color (currently available only in white, mint and orange)

Recently announced Leica products:

Leica THAMBAR-M 90mm f/2.2 lens officially announced

Leica announces “LimoLand by Jean Pigozzi” special edition Sofort camera

Huawei announced Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro with dual Leica cameras

Leica Q (Typ 116) silver anodized camera officially announced

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  • eric

    Cool. I prefer silver.

  • John-F

    Yes, the new version of the Leica Q in silver is great.

    Regarding the new, ‟soon to be introduced‟ Leica lenses, I was thinking recently about the new (and very popular) Nikon AF-S 105mm f1.4 : Along with the new SL prime lenses, should Leica consider R&D into a new Summicron-SL 105mm … or even a new Summilux-SL 105mm Asph ?

    • ZMWT

      That Nikon 105mm f1.4 is popular, only testifies, and amplifies the notion we live in the age of visual junk-food consumerism, guarded by the blind high-priests of YouTube famdom. That lens is one of optically worst lenses, that Nikon we knew would not dare to issue unless, most likely, they saw Sigma doing the same, and reaps loads of money from the poor and ignorant who are fed into ignorance by the sponsored YouTube personalities.

      • John-F

        Thank you zmwt for reminding us the the best products (and solutions) are sometimes the simplest.

        In the late 1970’s, I had a friend of loved his Nikon F2 Photomic. The Nikkor 105mm f2.5 was, at the time, THE portrait lens that everyone wanted to use. BTW, that was when Nikon when no.1 in all photography segments, and Canon was waaaay behind at no.2 … How times have changed! Over the years, I have asked several Nikon reps when Nikon would make this lens available in more modern form with AF. Never got a clear answer …

        F`YI, here is a very informative web page on the story behind the 105mm f2.5:

        Looking through my Leica books, I noticed that the only two old Leitz lenses that come close (or similar) to the 105mm f2.5’s optical design were the so-called ‟fat‟ Tele-Elmarit-M 90mm f2.8 and the (first) Elmarit-R 90mm f2.8. Both lenses were introduced in 1964, and both are 5 element designs (5/5 for the M, 5/4 for the R). Maybe this should be next vintage Leitz lens to be brought back. Especially considering that with the Elmarit-M 90mm discontinued in 2008, Leica M users have to choose between an entry level Summarit and a superlative (and heavy, and very expensive – and getting old) APO-Summicron-M 90mm f2.

        So therefore, my suggestion: a vintage (1964) Tele-Elmarit-M 90mm f2.8 (5 elements, 5 groups). With modern focussing helicods, modern AR coatings. And why not, with modern glass also … 😉

      • sperdynamite

        It’s fun to see Leicaphiles come up with new and elaborate reasons why other lens makes are “inferior” to the great red dot. Now the lenses are TOO fast! Got it. ::eyeroll::

      • Brennan McKissick

        You’re aware that you can stop a lens down, correct?

      • John-F

        FYI – DPReview is reporting today that Nikon is closing down a camera factory (Nikon Imaging China) in Wuxi City, Jiangsu, China. See:

        Apparently, this factory made, among other things, DSLR lenses. And it just happens that the Nikkor AF-S 105mm f1.4 E is made in China (along with most of the latest AF-S f1.8 G prime lenses).

        Peter, do you have more news about this? Thanks

      • steve

        I disagree, I have one and it is wonderful. Super sharp with creamy out of focus rendition. IMO nicest new lens Nikon has released in years… and I’m very picky bout my glass.

  • Ricardo Chaves Hernández
  • Ricardo Chaves Hernández
    • Nice – is this the real thing or photoshop?

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