© 2008 Vlad Leica Summilux-M 24mm f/1.4 ASPH

Leica Announces Summilux-M 24mm ASPH and Summilux-M 21mm ASPH

Leica Summilux-M 21mm f/1.4 ASPH

Leica Summilux-M 21mm f/1.4 ASPH

If the new Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 was not jaw dropping enough, Leica has also announced two wide angle Summiluxes at Photokina. Coming in two never used angle of views for the Summilux, the 21mm and 24mm. Reportage at the wide angle has now just gotten more creative. With ability to go to the limits of available light exposures and separate the subject with “selective focus” from the background with the shallow depth-of-field from the lens. By stopping down a few stops, the ASPH design allows for sharp details over the the entire landscape images.

The design of both lenses consists of ten elements in eight component groups. In comparison, the Summilux-M 21mm ASPH uses two aspherical elements and the Summilux-M 24mm ASPH inherits one of the ashperical elements from the 21mm. To provide high image performance on close-range focus, a floating element has been used. Performance gains has been achieved in vignetting and distortion for lenses this fast and wide.

Look for these in your local Leica retailer in December 2008.

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