Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH. ‘LHSA’ Special Edition Lens

November 30, 2017 | Mark Goldstein | Lenses | Comment | |
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Launched to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The International Leica Society (LHSA), the Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH. ‘LHSA’ special edition lens boasts design details from its 1954 predecessor alongside modern, outstanding imaging performance. The ‘LHSA’ lens is available in two colors, the outer brass elements of the lens and the lens hood are finished either in black paint or in silver chrome, and is limited to just 500 units: 300 in black paint finish and 200 in silver chrome. The lens will be available in January 2018 for $9,595.

Leica Camera Press Release

Leica Camera Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of The International Leica Society with Special Edition Lens

The Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH. ‘LHSA’ boasts design details from its 1954 predecessor alongside modern, outstanding imaging performance
 
November 30, 2017—To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The International Leica Society (LHSA), a society dedicated to the study, history and use of Leica products, Leica Camera is launching a special edition of the Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH. lens. The lens will unite the classic look of the legacy Summicron 50 mm f/2 from 1954 with modern technology and outstanding imaging performance to fully exploit the contrast and resolution offered by current digital cameras.
 
The long-standing relationship between Leica Camera and LHSA has been the source of a number of previous special edition cameras and lenses. These include, for example, a set comprised of a silver chrome Leica M6 and three Summicron-M lenses of different focal lengths produced in 1993, as well as a Leica MP from 2003 finished in a special hammertone lacquer.
 
The ‘LHSA’ lens is available in two colors, the outer brass elements of the lens and the lens hood are finished either in black paint or in silver chrome. While the engravings of the focal length and distance scale (in feet) are engraved in red on both options, other engravings are unique to each lens color: white engravings on the black paint option and black for the silver chrome option. Additionally, the special serial number is engraved on the aperture ring in black on the silver chrome option and is not colored on the black paint option. Further engravings are found on the bayonet ring: ‘MADE IN GERMANY’ and the LHSA Logo – both of which are not colored.  
 
The LHSA special edition of the APO-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH. is limited to just 500 units: 300 in black paint finish and 200 in silver chrome. Both versions of the lens will be available from January 2018 at Leica stores, boutiques and dealers.
 
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