Leica APO-Summicron-SL 35mm F2 ASPH: The new member of the Summicron family for the L-mount alliance

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During Photokina 2018Panasonic, Leica and Sigma created an alliance to share the L mount in their photographic systems . As part of this alliance, it was announced that several objectives were in development for launch between 2018 and 2020. Leica recently announced its new model of optics for the Summicron family: Leica APO-Summicron-SL 35mm F2 ASPH .

The new Leica lens was designed for use in the German SL mirrorless camera systems, in addition to the models that are part of the alliance with Sigma and Panasonic. As you would expect from the company, the lens has a compact design and sealed against moisture and dust . In addition, its front has hydrophobic coverage Aquadura that will reduce the contamination of the lens in high humidity conditions.

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 35mm F2 ASPH: The new member of the Summicron family for the L-mount alliance

The L mount lens has an aperture range from F2 to F22. It has a dual motor auto-focus system for higher speed. Its minimum focusing distance is 27cm and it has a viewing angle of 63.4 °. Its internal construction has 13 elements divided into 11 groups , five of them aspherical. It has a diameter of 73mm, a length of 102mm and a weight of 720 grams.

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 35mm F2 ASPH: The new member of the Summicron family for the L-mount alliance

As reported by DPReview , the objective is designed to reach distributors towards the beginning of April of this year . It is pre-sold by B & H for a price of $ 4,595 (approximately 4,043 euros). 

 

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