• Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50mm F2 ASPH
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    Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50mm F2 ASPH lens announced

      Leica has announced the Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50mm F2 ASPH lens, an L-mount lens that’s not only compatible with the Leica SL currently, but as a part of the L-Mount alliance the lens is compatible with the Lumix S1 series made by Panasonic as well as the Sigma fp.    The lens features 12 elements with three aspherical surfaces and an unknown number of elements –  Leica claim as the ‘majority’ – being made of anomalous partial dispersion glass for apochromatic correction.   As with other lenses in the Summicron-SL series, the 50mm F2 ASPH features a Dual Syncro Drive (DSD) stepping motor for fast autofocus, which allows for the lens…

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  • Leica APO Summicron-SL 90mm F2 ASPH
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    Leica APO Summicron-SL 90mm F2 ASPH lens review: The best money can buy

    All modern lenses perform well, especially short-tele primes like the Leica APO Summicron-SL 90mm F2 ASPH, but the sizes over the last couple of years have become enormous. Admittedly, this is due to the makers’ pre-occupation with ultra-high speed lenses but independents like Sigma and Zeiss aren’t holding back. It seems that size is no longer a barrier, but that’s strangely at odds with the trend in smaller mirrorless cameras. Even Leica, the maker of the original compact primes for the M-series, succumbed to that mindset with the first lenses for the Leica SL models Both the Summilux-SL 50mm F1.4 ASPH and the Vario-Elmarit 24-90mm F2.8-3.5 ASPH are optically outstanding. If you need lenses…

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