Leica Super-Vario-Elmarit-SL 14-24mm f/2.8 & Super-APO-Summicron-SL 21mm f/2 Lenses Announced

Leica officially announced the new Leica Super-Vario-Elmarit-SL 14-24mm f/2.8 ASPH and Super-APO-Summicron-SL 21mm f/2 ASPH Lenses. Now the new Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Lens is available for pre-order at B&HAdorama.

Leica Super-Vario-Elmarit-SL 14-24mm f/2.8 ASPH Lens: $2,495 at B&HAdorama.

Leica Super-APO-Summicron-SL 21mm f/2 ASPH Lens: $5,495 at B&HAdorama.

Super-Vario-Elmarit-SL 14-24mm f/2.8 Key Features

  • Full-Frame | f/2.8 to f/22
  • Fast Ultra-Wide Zoom
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • Multi-Layer & Aqua-Dura Coatings
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Design
  • Fixed Metal Lens Hood

Super-APO-Summicron-SL 21mm f/2 Key Features

  • Full-Frame | f/2 to f/22
  • Dual Synchro Drive AF Motor
  • Fast Ultra-Wide Prime
  • Three Aspherical Elements

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Leica Vario-Elmar-SL 100-400mm F/5-6.3 Telephoto Zoom Lens and 1.4x Extender

Leica has announced the Vario-Elmar-SL 100-400mm F5-6.3, a telephoto zoom lens for L-mount. Also announced a 1.4x teleconverter that’s compatible with the lens to deliver a combination that extends to 560mm F9.

The new lens costs $2,195, first available for pre-order at B&HAdorama. Along with Leica Vario-Elmar-SL 100-400mm F5-6.3 lens, Leica also announced Extender L 1.4x for this new lens. It costs $875, first available for Pre-Order at B&HAdorama.

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New ZY Optics Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f//0.95 Lens for L-mount

ZY Optics released a new version of their Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 version III for full frame L mount (Sigma FP, Panasonic S1 and S1H, Leica SL, SL2).

The price of the new lens is $799 and you can order with free international shipping. The bright prime lens is also available for Nikon ZSony E, and Canon RF mounts.

The ZY Optics Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 M-mount lens weighs 1.38 lb. (675g). The lens is 3.46″ (88mm) long and has a maximum diameter of 2.95″ (75mm). The lens has a 75mm filter thread.  Other features include a nine-blade aperture diaphragm, an aperture range of F0.95 through F16 and a 100cm (3.25ft) minimum focusing distance. Continue reading “New ZY Optics Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f//0.95 Lens for L-mount”

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH Lens Officially Announced

The new Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH Lens is now officially announced.  Two new bundle options with the SL2 and SL2-S were also introduced. The US price of the lens is $2,795 and available for pre-order at B&HAdorama.

The telephoto zoom lens consists of 19 elements in 15 groups, with three of the elements having aspherical surfaces. The focus group is made up of a single element and is driven by a quiet stepping motor

The body is weather-sealed and uses 82mm filters. Lighter than the older Leica Vario Elmarit SL 24-90mm ASPH, (856g / 1.9 lb compared to 1,140g / 2.5 lb), the new lens offers similar build-quality, and a high standard of construction.

Pre-order links:

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH Lens: $2,795 at B&HAdorama.

Leica SL2 with 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens: $8,795 at B&HAdorama.

Leica SL2-S with 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens: $7,195 at B&HAdorama. Continue reading “Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH Lens Officially Announced”

7artisans 35mm f/5.6 Photoelectric Lens for Sony E, Leica L, Canon RF and Nikon Z

7artisans released the new 7artisans 35mm f/5.6 Photoelectric Lens for Sony E, Panasonic/Sigma/Leica L, Canon RF, and Nikon Z mount mirrorless cameras. The lens has a very compact dimension, almost like a lens cap. The manual focus optic offers f/5.6 constant aperture and stylish design.

7artisans 35mm f/5.6 lens for Sony E, Panasonic/Sigma/Leica L, Canon RF, and Nikon Z mount is now available to order on the Bhphotovideo.com store for $138.

7Artisans lenses are sold at: AmazonUS | AmazonUK | AmazonDE | eBayUS. Continue reading “7artisans 35mm f/5.6 Photoelectric Lens for Sony E, Leica L, Canon RF and Nikon Z”

Leica APO-Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH Lens Announced

Leica has announced the release of the APO-Summicron-M 35mm F2 ASPH. The compact 35mm F2 is the closest-focusing M-mount lens, with a minimum focus distance of just 30cm (11.8″).  The US price of the lens is $8,195 and it is now available for pre-order at B&H.

The lens has a close focusing distance of 30cm, and has been designed to give maximum image performance, with 10 elements, in 5 groups, with 3 aspherical elements, and 6 of the elemtns are designed to reduce chromatic and apochromatic aberrations. The lens has 11 aperture blades for an almost circular aperture circle, and the lens has been designed to give exceptional image quality even when used wide-open.

Pre-order links:

Pre-order Leica APO-Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH Lens: $8,195 at B&H.

Leica APO-Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH Lens Key Features

  • Leica M-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/16
  • Apochromatic Design
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • 10 Elements in 5 Groups
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 11.8″
  • Filter Thread: 39mm
  • Included Lens Hood and Leather Pouch

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ZY Optics adds the Leica M version to its popular Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 line-up

ZY Optics, the leading fast-aperture lenses manufacturer in China, has announced the launch of the Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens in Leica M mount. The lens is specially redesigned to work well with Leica M camera systems and supports rangefinder coupling for focus assistance. The lens is also compatible with 3rd party Autofocus Adapter where a Autofocus performance can be enjoyed when used with Nikon Z or Sony FE cameras.

Great Control over Depth of Field
Its f/0.95 maximum aperture makes the lens one of the fastest lens in the market for Leica cameras. A shallow depth of field endows pictures with an enchanting and dreamy ambience, with the main character perfectly separated from the background. Soft and enticing bokeh can be formed in this picture, adding additional romantic sense to the picture. Its 9 rounded blades aperture creates a soft and perfectly circular bokeh that all photographers are craving for.

Superior Image Quality
Compared to the Nikon Z/ Canon RF/ Sony FE version, the image is further improved by the new 11 elements in 8 groups optics formula, bringing high definitions and sharpness even at wide open aperture. Colour fringing and chromatic aberration are greatly suppressed thanks to the addition of extra-low dispersion elements. The colour rendered is also carefully calibrated to manifest a greater contrast on Leica cameras. Unlike other f/0.95 lenses where the sharpness is only optimized at certain distances, the new Mitakon 50mm has an outstanding sharpness at both portrait distances as well as infinity, making it one of the most versatile 50mm lens in the market.

Extraordinary Night Photography
The ultra-wide f/0.95 aperture is also tailor-made for night photography. With the improved sharpness and coma correction, the new Speedmaster outperforms any 50mm lenses in the market in the genre of night photography.

Full Support of Leica Cameras’ Rangefinder Coupling Focusing System
One special feature about Leica cameras is their unique Rangefinder Coupling system. The new Speedmaster is designed to perfectly support the rangefinder system of the Leica cameras to achieve a more accurate, convenient, and quicker focusing performance through the camera’s viewfinder. More precise control of manual lens shooting is not impossible now.

Autofocus Realization with Third Party Adapters
A hybrid focusing performance can now be enjoyed. For Nikon Z and Sony E mount users, there are a few automatic adapters in the market which can turn Leica M-mount manual lenses into autofocus. Users can now take advantage of the short-flange distance of Leica M mount and experience a new focus performance with these AF adapters. Both Megadap MTZ11 and Techart TZM-01/LM-EA7 are supported. The adapters can support AF-S, AF-C, AF-F and face/eye detection with IBIS of the cameras, making focusing with f/0.95 as painless as ever.

Impeccable finishing with 2 colors available
Taking care of the high aesthetic standard of all Leica users, both matte black and silver version are available to best match with the beautiful Leica cameras. In addition, the lens will be shipped with a specially designed black leather box. The lens is equipped with a delicate and durable metallic exterior like all other Mitakon lenses. A solid feel of precision is given by a smoot aperture control ring and engraved markings on the lens body.

Shenyang Zhongyi Optical & Electronic Co., Ltd was established in 1984 as a joint venture company with a Japanese investor. We are a China leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial optical solutions. ZhongYi is providing optical elements for industrial as well as distributing its unique and truly high-performance lens products to consumers worldwide under the Zhongyi and Mitakon brands.

More details can be found at ZY Optics announces Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens for Leica M mount

Fotodiox Unveils EF-to-L Lens Adapter with Full Electronic Functions

Fotodiox has announced the new Fotodiox Pro Fusion Adapter that lets you mount Canon EF (and EF-S) lenses onto Leica L (and T) cameras. The new Canon EF to L-Mount Pro Fusion adapter offers complete electronic control and communication between the lens and the camera it’s attached to. while retaining the full range of automated functions.

The adapter works with both EF and EF-S lenses and converts them to L-Mount mirrorless cameras. It features an all-metal design with chrome-plated brass mounts and features a built-in Micro USB for updating the firmware of the adapter.

The mount itself features an all-metal construction with a chrome-plated brass mount that delivers an exact and snug fit. It measures 2.6×2.6×1.1 inches (6.5×6.5×2.9cm) and weighs 0.3 pounds (0.14kg).

The adapter is backed by a two-year manufacturer warranty, comes packed inside a padded bamboo box and is currently available to purchase for $179.95 (B&H).

Leica Summilux-M 90mm f/1.5 ASPH Lens Images

First images of the Leica Summilux-M 90mm f/1.5 ASPH lens have been leaked online. The Leica Summilux-M 90mm f/1.5 ASPH lens was first rumoured way back in 2017 now the rumours getting hotting up for a 2020 release for this.

There’s still no official announcement from Leica yet, but the first photos have been leaked online. Check it out! Continue reading “Leica Summilux-M 90mm f/1.5 ASPH Lens Images”