Leica 50mm f2 APO-Summicron-M Asph Lens- Black
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Leica 50mm f2 APO-Summicron-M Asph Lens- Black

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By refining the classical focal length of 50mm, this Leica lens stands as a fast standard prime with key apochromatic capabilities. The combination of anomalous partial dispersion and high refractive index glass allows this lens to focus solely upon red, green, and blue wavelengths at the same plane. This eliminates chromatic aberrations, whilst spherical aberrations are greatly reduced by the intricately positioned aspherical element. This lens further utilises a floating element to ensure clarity and sharpness throughout its vast focusing range (0.7m to infinity). As with all M-mount lenses, this 50mm f/2 is built around a tried and tested manual focus design, with the added convenience of a focusing tab to achieve precise focal control. As a compact 50mm prime lens, it excels in a whole host of different image-making disciplines. If it's high-quality, stylised performance that you require - look no further than this 50mm f2 prime.

Leica 50mm f2 APO-Summicron-M Asph Lens Key Features:

  • Versatile 50mm f/2 M-mount lens
  • Intuitive manual focus design
  • Creates unrivalled sharpness and contrast
  • A prime lens that can tackle difficult lighting situations
  • An all-day, every-day sort of lens
  • Apochromatic design
  • Clear aperture range between f/2 and f/16
  • Effective floating element system
  • One key aspherical element
  • 0.7m minimum focusing distance
  • 39mm filter thread
  • Extendable lens hood built-in
  • Compact, classical Leica styling

Expanded Leica 50mm f2 APO-Summicron-M Asph Lens Key Features:

Apochromatic Explained

APO lenses such as this Leica 50mm f2 employ three intricately crafted elements that are constructed from anomalous partial colour dispersion glass and two high refractive index elements. Apochromatic correction is, therefore, possible via each of the three elements having carefully matched low optical dispersion properties to accurately focus red, green and blue light. In short, this ensures the minimisation of chromatic aberration, further providing detailed colour accuracy and clarity throughout the full aperture range. To reduce spherical aberrations for a sharp, clean image from edge to edge - one aspherical element is employed.

To explain the group comprising of the floating element, it is best to examine the optics both behind, and in front of the aperture. Behind, is a similar lens element to that of the Summilux-M 1:1.4/35 mm ASPH, a super-sharp general purpose 35mm lens for journalistic-style photography. In front, is a Gaussian type optical construction - with the "floating element" moving independently to the rest of the lens mechanism during focusing. This combination significantly reduces distortion, whilst further increasing sharpness for a more consistent illumination.

Keep It Close

As a high-performance prime with an emphasis on vivid colour, compact usability, and the rendition of every detail - the Leica 50mm f2 is an ideal travel companion for lifestyle photographers. The bright f/2 maximum aperture excels in difficult lighting conditions, whilst the manual focus design affords much greater control over the depth of field. It is close in design to that of a wide-angel lens but without the distortion, lending itself to street, portraiture and landscape photography. This 50mm f2 is able to ensure natural rendition in any and all photographic situations, utilising a built-in extendable lens hood that shades and protects the front element for reduced flare and ghosting. The lens front is also threaded to accept 39mm screw-in filters.

The Magical M-mount Range

The Leica M portfolio is a collection of lenses developed to fulfil the most stringent quality demands for both digital and analogue photography. Their image quality is second-to-none, pairing effortlessly with Leica's range of compatible high-resolution camera systems. M-mount lenses were first made famous by street photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, and Sebastiao Salgado. Unrivalled in resolution, contrast, structure, tonal depth, and overall performance - the Leica M-mount range consists of a special breed of camera lens.

What's in the box?

  • 1 x Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH. lens
  • 1 x Leica Metal Cap for APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0 ASPH lens
  • 1 x Leica Lens Cap for 35mm f/2.0 & 50mm f/2.0 M-Lenses
  • 1 x Rear Lens Cap
  • 1 x Leather Case

Leica 50mm f2 APO-Summicron-M Asph Lens- Black Product Video:

Peter Karbe & the Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH.


How does this lens differ from the Leica Summiux F1.4?

The Leica 50mm f2 stands as a key APO (Apochromatic) lens, achieving superior chromatic and spherical aberration correction. This lens also provides better wide-open sharpness.

Which camera body is this lens best suited to?

The Leica 50mm f2 APO-Summicron-M Asph lens would complement the Leica M10-R Digital Camera Body. This combination would be an ideal go-to for lifestyle photographers and photojournalists looking for a reliable everyday setup.

Can you use filters with this 50mm f2 lens?

Yes, the front of the lens is threaded to allow for additional screw-in filters.

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Product Specification

Angle Of View 47°
Aperture Blades 11
Filter Thread [mm] 39
Focal Length ~ Tele [mm] 50.0
Focal Length ~ Wide [mm] 50.0
Image Stabilisation No
Lens Elements 8
Lens Groups 5
Lens Mount Leica M-Mount
Lens Type Standard Prime
Max Aperture ~ Tele 2
Max Aperture ~ Wide 2
Maximum Format Size Full Frame
Minimum Aperture 16
Minimum Focus Distance [m] 0.70
Size 47 x 53 mm
Weight [g] 300.00
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with a choice of repayment plans over 12, 24 or 36 months 13.9% APR (representative)

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The balance of the finance agreement is payable directly to Novuna Consumer Finance in equal monthly instalments by monthly direct debit. The direct debit payments will commence at the end of the first month following receipt of your goods. The interest rate charged is 13.9% APR. Late payment and early repayment penalties apply; full details of these will be provided in the loan agreement pack.

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  12 Months 24 Months  36 Months 
Cash price  £7,200.00  £7,200.00  £7,200.00
Deposit £0.00 £0.00 £0.00
Loan Amount £7,200.00 £7,200.00 £7,200.00
Monthly Instalment 11 x £643.36 23 x £342.58 35 x £242.88
Final Instalment £643.36 £342.58 £242.88
Total Amount Repayable £7,720.32 £8,221.92 £8,743.68
Representative 13.9% APR 13.9% APR 13.9% APR

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The Buy Now Pay Later option comprises a 36 month loan following a six month deferral period.

During the six-month deferral period, it is possible to pay off the loan, either by way of a lump sum or in smaller amounts. If the loan is partially repaid within six months, the remaining interest will be adjusted to reflect the new balance. If the loan is fully repaid within the six-month deferral period, then no interest is payable, however, a £29 early settlement fee is payable in respect of repayments within these six months.

Following the six-month deferral period, Novuna Personal Finance will initiate a monthly direct debit payment for the remaining duration of the loan. Interest will be charged at a rate of 18.9% APR on outstanding balances (backdated to the first date of the loan). Novuna Personal Finance will send a reminder letter approximately one month before the six-month deferral period is due to elapse.

For customers based in the Channel Island, please call us to apply for finance

  Balance settled in full within the six month deferral period Balance NOT settled in full within the six month deferral period
Cash price £300 £300
Deposit £0 £0
Loan Amount £300 £300
Settlement fee £29 £0
Settlement payment £329 -
Monthly Instalment - 36 x £11.57
Total Amount Repayable £329 £416.52
Representative 18.9% APR 18.9% APR

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