Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH. Black Chrome

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Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH. Black Chrome

Reminiscent of the vintage Summicron 50mm f/2 (II) from 1956, the APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH, black chrome features the characteristically scalloped focusing ring, with barrel components machined from brass. This special lens has engravings for the focal length and distances measured in feet highlighted with red enamel paint, meticulously applied by hand. The classic package is completed with a vintage-style, round brass lens hood engraved with ‘Made in Germany’ and a lens cap carved from solid brass. The retro-style black chrome version of this lens matches the incredible capabilities and image rendering of the standard Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH, and will be limited to just 700 lenses worldwide.

This lens by itself weighs 391 grams. The brass lens hood adds an additional 48 grams.

The essentials:

  • Black chrome design variant
  • Classic round brass lens hood
  • Limited to 700 pieces
  • Diagonal picture angle: 47 °
  • Working range: 0.7 m to infinity
  • Largest scale: 1: 11.3
  • Number of lenses/groups: 8/5
  • Lens hood: built-in, ausdrehbar
  • Filter/filter thread: E39
  • Made in Germany


The LEICA Camera Blog

  •  Angle of view (diagonal, horizontal, vertical):
    47°, 50°, 27°
  • Optical design
  • Number of lenses/groups:
    8 / 5
  • Position of entrance pupil:
    24.4 mm
  • Focusing range:
    0.7 m to infinity
  • Distance setting
  • Scales:
    Combined meter/feet graduation
  • Smallest object field:
    271 x 407 mm
  • Largest reproduction ratio:
  • Aperture
  • Setting/Function:
    Prefix with click-stops, half steps
  • Lowest value:
  • Bayonet:
    Leica M quick-change bayonet
  • Filter mount:
    Female thread for screw-on E39 filters, non-rotating
  • Dimension and weight
  • Length:
    Approx. 47 mm
  • Largest diameter:
    Approx. 53 mm
  • Weight:
    Approx. 300 g

Lens, lens front cover, lens back cover, lens hood

Limited Warranty:
Leica Camera AG (‘LEICA’) provides a three-year product limited warranty for this LEICA camera valid from the date of purchase from an authorized LEICA dealer, including the accessories contained in the original packaging, which are valid for two years.

The Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH.

Peter Karbe