If you are a Leica fan, there is a new lens on the way, so start saving those pennies. It’s wide angle, it’s fast, and it will cost you a pretty penny; introducing the new Leica Summilux-M 28mm F/1.4 ASPH.
The Summilux-M 28mm F/1.4 ASPH is Leica’s latest fast prime and features one aspherical and one floating element. The f/1.4 aperture assures this lens is a master of low light shooting and makes this a very versatile lens for everything from Portraiture, to Journalism and Landscapes.
The 28mm focal length is sort of a conundrum for me personally, as it’s not quite that classic 35mm FOV, but not quite wide like a 24mm. That said, I have been growing more accustom to this focal length thanks to my Sony kit lens being 28mm on the wide side of things. I can see this being a really popular lens for environmental portraiture and similar projects where you need to be relatively wide, yet intimate.
The new lens rounds out Leica’s legendary set of fast primes and provides yet another piece of drool worthy glass for us common folk to gawk over. If you happen to have the scratch available to get your hands on this sexy piece of glass you can head on over to B&H now to get your pre-order in.
At only $5,950, the lens is a great deal for a fast Leica prime. There is no shipping/availability information yet, but knowing Leica, it shouldn’t be long before these start going out.
What are your thoughts on this new 28mm F/1.4 prime from Leica? Do you see yourself adding this lens to your kit (real or imaginary)? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think?