Leica announced the arrival of its fastest ever 28mm lens aimed at the M-system of rangefinder cameras. The lens in question is Leica Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH, which represents the first 28mm lens designed for the M-system with this wide maximum aperture.
According to the statements from the company, the new lens will be characterized by the same level of performance as the high-end Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4, and it will produce fine details across the entire frame. The Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH consists of 10 elements in 7 groups, one of which is a floating focusing element, and it is located behind the diaphragm; moreover, there is also one aspherical element, which makes sure the unit is relatively small. The overall weight of the lens is 440g, while its minimum focus distance is 0.7m.
What will attract attention concerning this lens is its ability to highlight subjects and make them stand out from the background, thanks to its shallow depth of field (DOF), which will result in wide-angle images. Moreover, its wide maximum aperture will bring superb results in low-light conditions. With such properties, the 28mm f/1.4 ASPH will produce impressive results in photojournalism, as well as when shooting landscapes and architecture.
The Leica Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH comes equipped with a metal lens hood, and it will hit the shops from June 22. As far as the price is concerned, it will cost $5950.
The news was taken from LEICA.