Leica Announces Limited M Lenses: APO Summicron 50, Summilux 28, and Summaron 28

Leica Limited Production M Lenses: APO 50mm f2, 28mm f5.6, 28mm f1.4
Leica announced new limited production variants of three lenses for the Leica M-System. The text below is from Leica’s announcement. Read the full press release here
APO-SUMMICRON-M 50 F/2 ASPH., BLACK CHROME
Available February 21, 2019
Reminiscent of the vintage Summicron 50 mm f/2 (II) from 1956, the APO-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH., black chrome features a scalloped focusing ring with barrel components machined from brass. This special lens has engravings for the focal length and distances measured in feet with red enamel paint, meticulously applied by hand. Limited to 700 lenses worldwide.
SUMMARON-M 28 F/5.6, MATTE BLACK PAINT
Available February 28, 2019
The Leica Summaron-M 28 mm f/5., matte black paint bolsters the range of classic Leica lenses with a new and exclusive color option, making for a stealthier variant of such an iconic lens with vintage aesthetic signature. Limited to 500 lenses worldwide.
SUMMILUX-M 28 F/1.4 ASPH., SILVER ANODIZED
Available February 28, 2019
For the first time, the Summilux-M 28 mm f/1.4 ASPH. wide-angle lens is available in a silver anodized version. Owners of M-System cameras and lenses in silver now have another matching high-performance lens for their systems in one of the most versatile and fast wide-angles of the Leica portfolio. Limited to only 300 worldwide.

Leica Announces Limited Edition M10-P “Safari” in Olive Green with Matching Leica Summicron-M 50 f/2

Leica Product Photo of M10-P and Summicron-M 50mm f/2 “Safari”

Leica officially announced the rumored “Safari” Edition of the Leica M10-P rangefinder camera. While the camera is a limited edition, the pricing is not as extraordinary as typical with other limited editions, at approximately $500 more than a standard black or chrome M10-P. You can read Leica’s press release here.

Rumor Roundup — January 10, 2019

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Photo Rumors published a comprehensive 2019 prediction entitled “What’s next?”– read it here.

Canon

As we previously reported, Canon is developing an 8K EOS R camera.

Leica

Mike Amos published an article on Photo Basecamp summarizing his tour of the Leica Factory and his conversations there. The article features many photos and offers insight into Leica’s future product plans. Read the article here.

Nikon

Nikon Rumors published predictions for 2019 that include the D6, D760, and an additional compact camera. The article also mentions a new macro lens, and a pair of 400mm and 600mm PF lenses.

Additionally, the discussion around Z cameras centers on the recent demonstration of Prograde Digital’s CFexpress demo at CES and the new Z6 Filmmaker’s kit with. Nikon Rumors also reports Nikon will be the first manufacturer to offer ProRes RAW 4k in mirrorless cameras.

Additionally, Chinese manufacturer Kipon released their ELEGANT series of lenses for Nikon Z and Canon R mount cameras. The series includes 24, 35, 50, 75, and 90mm lenses. Read the official announcement here.

Panasonic

Panasonic teases the LUMIX S. The teaser add, sent to selected people on a distribution list according to Photo Rumors, is “Full-Frame Without Compromise.” Read the Photo Rumors article and view the teaser here.