Category Archives: Leica Lenses

The Leica APO-Summicron-M 90mm f/2 ASPH and Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2 lenses could be discontinued

The Leica APO-Summicron-M 90mm f/2 ASPH lens is no longer listed on the Leica USA website. A website search also cannot locate the lens. The lens is out of stock at B&H and on backorder at Adorama. The Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2 lens is still listed on Leica’s website, but it is “No Longer Available” […]

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New: Venus Optics Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO full frame 2X macro lens for Leica L-mount

The previously rumored  Venus Optics Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO full frame 2X macro lens for Leica L-mount is now officially announced and available for order: Pre-order here (coming soon to B&H) Product page Press release Technical specifications can be found here and here Sample photos:

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Techart will announce a new TMX-02 adapter that can autofocus Leica M lenses on Hasselblad X cameras

Techart will announce a new TMX-02 adapter that can autofocus Leica M lenses on Hasselblad X cameras – check out the four small AF servo motos inside the adapter: Techart already has several autofocus lens adapters (some of them are already on version III) and they do look very similar to the above design: There are […]

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Several Leica APS-C TL lenses (L-mount) listed as discontinued

Several Leica L-mount APS-C lenses have been listed as discontinued at Camera Kitamura (Japan) ELMARIT-TL 18mm f/2.8 ASPH. Black (Silver in stock) SUMMICRON-TL F2/23mm ASPH. APO-MACRO-ELMARIT-TL 60 mm f/2.8 ASPH. (Silver in stock) APO-VARIO-ELMAR-TL F3.5-4.5/55-135mm ASPH. SUPER-VARIO-ELMAR-TL F3.5-4.5/11-23mm ASPH. VARIO-ELMAR-TL F3.5-5.6/18-56mm ASPH. In the US, most Leica TL lenses are available at B&H Photo, but […]

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A refreshed Leica Summilux-M 50 f/1.4 ASPH lens could be coming soon as well

Back in April I reported that two new Leica 35mm and 50mm Summilux M lenses are rumored to be announced later in 2022: New Leica 35mm and 50mm Summilux M lenses rumored to be announced later this year The new Leica Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 ASPH lens was just officially announced, so the information I posted […]

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Announced: new Leica Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 ASPH lens

The previously rumored (see also this post) Leica Summilux-M 35 f/1.4 ASPH lens is now officially announced and available for pre-order for $5,395/$5,595 (the previous version was priced at $5,995): Americas Europe Asia Adorama / B&H / Amazon PopFlash Leica Miami Tamarkin Camera Classic Connection Meister Camera Leica Shop Vienna Leica Store Lisse Red Dot Cameras […]

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Voigtlander HELIAR Classic 50mm f/1.5 VM 50th anniversary red limited edition lens listed for sale on eBay

In my last recap, I already mentioned about the Voigtlander HELIAR Classic 50mm f/1.5 VM 50th anniversary red limited edition lens for Leica M-mount (only 50 lenses were produced). A reader alerted me (thanks!) that the lens is now also listed for sale on eBay for $1,480. Cosina should have contacted me to send them […]

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New Leitz HUGO cine prime lenses announced

Seven new Leitz HUGO cine prime lenses were announced yesterday and are already available for pre-order:

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