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Leica launches limited edition versions of three classic M lenses | | Digital Photo Help
Limited edition versions of the Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 mm F2 ASPH, Summaron-M 28 mm F5.6 and Summilux-M 28 mm F1.4 ASPH lenses have been announced for the Leica M rangerfinder series, with alternative finishes, red markings and different materials setting them out from the normal production versions. Each of the limited editions has its distance or aperture markings picked out in red paint, and each comes in a different paint or finish to the standard models. The lens with the most unique features is the APO-Summicron-M 50 mm F2 which comes in black chrome, and substitutes the regular focusing ring for a 'scalloped' version that the company says echoes the design of the 1956 model. There is a lot of brass too, with the components of the barrel made in brass, as is the lens hood and the lens cap. The Summaron-M 28 mm F5.6 will come in a black matt paint that's especially hard wearing, according to Leica, making it as tough as the black chrome finishes. The Summilux-M 28