In case you have some extra money just lying around, and want to spend it on something cool, I’ve got some sexy new lens announcements from Leica for you today.


They aren’t new lens designs, but new limited edition versions of two of their more popular lenses: the Summicron 35mm and the Summilux 50mm. They are calling them ‘Black Chrome’, and they are drop dead sexy.

According to the press release, the new lenses will be available/shipping in April, but there is a catch. Only 500 of these lenses (each) will be made, so expect to spend a pretty penny on procuring one. The standard version of the 50mm Summilux, for example, is about $4,000 on its own, so I would imagine the limited black chrome edition would be quite a bit north of that mark.

I know that fellow SLR Lounger Jay Cassario, loves using his Leica Summilux 50mm F/1.4 in combination with his Sony A7 II, in fact he wrote about his shoot in Vegas last week, and that was the combination he used.

Stay tuned for more details closer to the shipping date as a price and other details become available.