Leica 75 mm f2 Apo-Summicron-M Asph 6-bit
Since its launch, the LEICA APO-SUMMICRON-M 75mm f/2 ASPH. has set new performance standards in the Leica rangefinder system. The speed of this powerful lens gives it a particularly wide range of uses from portrait to reportage photography and it counts as one of the best lenses in the M system. Used with the digital LEICA M8, the application potential of this telephoto lens is enhanced even further. The focal length extension factor of the digital rangefinder camera turns the compact lens into a powerful telephoto lens with a focal length of 100 mm, making it an ideal partner of ambitious LEICA M8 photographers.
The compact LEICA APO-SUMMICRON-M 75mm f/2 ASPH. harnesses all the technical possibilities of today's high-performance optics to achieve a combination of high speed and remarkable imaging quality. It features aspherical surfaces, special glass types with partial anomalous dispersion and floating elements. It is the ideal lens on either an analog or digital Leica rangefinder camera delivering intimate views of scenes, nature, landscapes and people, irrespective of whether they are at infinity or at the close-focus range of the lens. With resolving power well above that of the best colour photo films, it is also a first-rate documentary tool.
Together with the LEICA SUMMICRON-M 28mm f/2 ASPH. wide-angle lens, the LEICA APO-SUMMICRON-M 75 f/2 ASPH. offers the best and most elegant high-performance combination available today in 35 mm rangefinder photography.
Construction: 5 Groups /7 Elements
Angle of view: 47°
F stop range: 2.0-16
Closest Focusing Distance: 2.3'
Maximum Magnification: 1:7
Filter Size: 49mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter): 2.6" x 2.3"
Weight: 15.2 oz / 430g
Leica's lens manufacturing is designed to deliver high performance lenses that ensure the best possible picture in any given situation. To achieve this goal, in-depth knowledge of the properties of hundreds of types of glass, the effectiveness of complex coatings, precision manufacturing, and customised fine-tuning, is imperative.
It takes decades of experience to produce perfect image quality. This however is nothing less than the basic requirement when our objective is to supply photographers with equipment capable of achieving pictures of unsurpassed crisp quality, colour brilliance, fullness of detail and richness of contrast.