LHSA 50th Anniversary Special Edition APO Summicron-M 50 f/2 ASPH

Nov 30, 2017  By Richard Rejino

Image by Ashwin Rao

LHSA – International Leica Society is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a new LHSA Special Edition lens. With the help of LHSA member, Bill Rosauer, we have once again worked with Leica camera to bring a totally unique lens to Leica users. Click here to read an LHSA Special Editions article by Bill Rosauer.

The new LHSA Special Edition lens recalls the elegant design of the original 50mm Rigid Summicron lens introduced with the original Leica M, and the M3. Combining the design cues of the original classic M lens with the top performance of the state-of-the-art APO Summicron-M 50 f/2 ASPH, we can offer the Leica enthusiast the best of both worlds. With this LHSA special edition lens, you have the look and feel of the classic Leica Summicron, plus cutting-edge performance. Indeed,  Leica engineers have set new standards in imaging with this optical masterpiece. 

500 Units – Two Finishes

The lens, which is projected to be available mid-January 2018, will be offered in two classic finishes, Silver Chrome and Black Paint on a solid brass construction. There will also be an inlaid LHSA designation. The separate lens hood is also machined of solid brass as is the special lens cap. As a limited edition, the lens production will be restricted to 500 units, 300 black paint finish and 200 silver chrome finish, and will be available to all Leica Stores, Boutiques, and Dealers. The special edition serial numbers are shown on the aperture ring, while the LHSA logo is inscribed (without inlay) on the bayonet ring, just above the ‘Made in Germany’ lettering.

They will be on sale starting mid-January 2018, so stay tuned for more information! 

Richard Rejino
Richard is the Executive Director of LHSA - The International Leica Society and a part-time professional photographer. He is also a classically trained pianist, writer and published author. His book, "What Music Means to Me" is available from Hal Leonard Corporation.

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[…] This article on the LHSA special edition cameras and lenses is by Bill Rosauer and is republished with the permission of LHSA. For additional information on the new Leica APO-Summicron 50mm LHSA 50th anniversary lens check lhsa.org. […]

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