Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH Lens Announced, Price $5,295

In addition to the Leica M11-P (B&HAdorama), Leica today also announced the new Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH Lens. The US price is $5,295 and it will be released on November 30th, 2023. Now the new Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH Lens is available for pre-order at B&H. Order now if you are interested.

Pre-order link:

Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH Lens at B&H, Adorama.

Leica M11-P at B&HAdorama.

Key Features:

  • Full-Frame | f/2 to f/16
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 1.3′
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Filter Thread: 46mm
  • 10 Diaphragm Blades

Press Release:

The New Generation of the Powerful and Versatile Wide-Angle Lens

Teaneck, October 26, 2023 – Leica Camera AG’s experience and expertise in the development of optical precision tools goes back more than 150 years. Since then, handmade cameras and lenses have been created in the Leica Manufactory – with no less a claim than to rank among the best in the world. Up to the present day, this claim has been the source of the innovative spirit and the passion to rethink the existing without compromise and to keep redefining the limits of what is technically feasible. The same is true for the Leica Summicron-M 28 f/2 ASPH.: with its further development, the consequently updating M-Lens portfolio offers a state-of-the-art, versatile wide-angle lens.

The new powerful high-speed M-Lens presents itself with improved technical features which equip the Summicron-M 28 f/2 ASPH. ideally for the latest sensor technology and thus for current as well as future camera generations. At the same time, the combination of the wide-angle with the closest focusing distance extended from 70 to 40 centimeters opens up additional photographic possibilities. Focusing up to 70 centimeters still works via the range finder of all digital and analogue M-Cameras. After a slightly perceptible resistance, the extended close-up range between 70 and 40 centimeters can be precisely focused via Live-View on the screen, the Visoflex 2 viewfinder or with the Leica FOTOS app.

Due to the compactness typical of M-Lenses, the new Leica Summicron-M 28 f/2 ASPH. is also characterized by handiness. The lens hood in a modern, round design is directly integrated in the lens, which makes it especially comfortable. It can now be screwed in or unscrewed with only a flick of the wrist at any time.

Inside the lens, 9 lenses in 6 groups provide for images that are extremely rich in contrast and detail. The focus ring can be adjusted in a remarkably quiet and smooth way. So, the Leica Summicron-M 28 f/2 ASPH. shows exactly the precision which is distinctive of Leica products and not only bears the quality label “Made in Germany” but also shapes it significantly.

The Leica Summicron-M 28 f/2 ASPH. will be available globally at all Leica Stores, the Leica Online Store and Leica authorized dealers starting November 30th, 2023. The US retail price will be $5,295.