Apart from the matte black paint job, the brand new lens stays principally unchanged from the unique model, which was launched again in 2016 and out there in each black and silver colorways. The one bodily distinction is the lens hood, which is now built-in and could be pulled out when wanted. The unique Summicron-M 28mm F2 ASPH used a screw-on lens hood.
Internally, the lens remains to be constructed of 9 parts in six teams, together with an aspherical factor. Different options embody an aperture vary of F2 by way of F16, a ten-blade aperture diaphragm, a 70cm (2.3′) minimal focusing distance and a 46mm entrance filter thread.
Leica says the matte black paint provides further scratch resistance and, in contrast to the unique, which highlighted the aperture numbers and distance scales in white and yellow paint for the black mannequin and black and crimson paint for the silver mannequin, this matte black mannequin makes use of what Leica refers to as a ‘impartial inexperienced’ coloration.
Leica says solely 450 matte black Summicron-M 28mm F2 ASPH items have been produced, all of which will probably be out there completely at Leica Shops for $4,495.