Leica has announced two Summicron lenses for the Leica SL system that position themselves as more accessible and lightweight options to the APO-Summicron-SL lenses—introducing the Leica 50mm f2.0 Summicron-SL ASPH and 35mm f2.0 Summicron-SL ASPH. In addition, Leica has announced bundles with these respective new lenses and the already existing 24-70mm f2.8 bundles currently available.
We are excited to see Leica diversify the optics available for the Leica SL. These new Summicron-SL (not to be confused with the APO-Summilcron-SL) optics bring more options made by Leica for the SL2 at a more appealing value proposition by producing the lenses in their Portugal factory and omitting the APO correction. This is not new for Leica to diversify its lens selection. We've seen this same thing done in Leica's M-Lens line with the 35mm/50mm Summicron-M and APO-Summicron-M. The APO Summicron lenses deliver a far more sophisticated image rendering and correction. The APO-Summicron lenses are made in Germany, whereas the "non-APO" Summicron-SL lenses are produced in Leica's Portugal factory. Leica's Portugal facility is highly established, and some of their best optics come from here, including many sportoptics; the TL lenses were made here, and for a short time, Leica made many of their popular M lenses out of Portugal due to US tariffs on German imports. At nearly half the price, these "Non-APO" Summicron-SL lenses provide a lightweight alternative with fewer optical corrections that we think will be a great option for many current and future Leica SL photographers. Stay tuned for a more in-depth dive into the differences between an APO-Summicron-SL lens and the "Non-APO" Summicron-SL lens.
Leica has announced that these new Summicron-SL lenses will be available as bundles with the Leica SL2 or SL2-S. For a limited time, you will be able to take advantage of Leica's Customer Appreciation program and save an additional $1300 off the price of one of these bundles. To take advantage of this offer, we invite you to place a *provisional order on our website for one of these bundles or contact us directly to set up an order.
*To make a provisional order, you can checkout using code LEICABUNDLE, and the $1300 voucher be deducted from your cart on qualifying Leica SL2 and SL2-S bundles. Before shipping your SL2/SL2-S bundle, we will contact you and collect your voucher. More info on registering or logging into your Leica user account to collect your voucher can be found here.
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