Thursday, February 18, 2021


By Leica Store Miami

Leica has announced the latest addition to the Leica APO-Summicron-SL lineup, the APO-Summicron-SL 28mm f/2 ASPH. Joining the existing four lenses ranging from 35 to 90mm, the new 28mm is the first of the three promised wide-angle Summicron-SL lenses to come. Like its siblings, the 28mm APO-Summicron sets the bar for optical performance in its focal length, and features the same physical dimensions and filter size as the longer focal length options.

The APO-Summicron-SL 28mm f/2 ASPH combines a classic wide-angle focal length with state-of-the-art technology. The 28mm focal length allows for a sharp image from edge to edge without distortion. The ability to separate the subject from the background at f/2 while maintaining maximum sharpness and performance allows for extensive creative possibilities, with an exceptional minimum focus distance of 0.24 meters.

The new Summicron-SL prime delivers extremely high imaging performance at its largest aperture, ideal for photography in any difficult lighting conditions. Further rounding out its creative photographic qualities, images from the lens exhibit natural skin tones, beautiful bokeh, outstanding contrast and corner-to-corner sharpness for a distortion-free image. This lens promises to give Leica SL users one of the most versatile all-purpose focal lengths with powerful image quality and peak autofocus performance, which can find its way into the camera bags of all kinds of photographers.

The optical formula for the APO-Summicron-SL 28mm f/2 ASPH achieves this level of image quality through its design of 13 lens elements, 6 of which are aspherical, in 10 groups. To further correct for unwanted chromatic aberrations, the lens utilizes apochromatic corrections. All of these technical qualities combined with its rugged metal construction, weather sealing against dust and spray water, Aquadura water-resistant exterior glass coatings and a fast Dual Synchro Drive autofocus leads to an amazingly capable pro-grade tool for all types of photography.

A minimum focus of just 24cm allows for a reproduction ratio of 1:5, which when combined with the wide f/2 aperture, should allow for some outstanding subject isolation and 3D rendering. And as the first truly wide angle lens in the APO-Summicron-SL lineup, it's now possible to build out a complete prime lens kit for a wide variety of shooting scenarios.


The Leica APO-Summicron-SL28mm f/2 ASPH will start shipping this next week for a price of $5,195. Initial quantities will be limited. To place a pre-order, use the buttons below, give us a call at 305-921-4433 or email us at

Pre-Order theAPO-Summicron-SL 28mm f/2 ASPH - $5,195

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