Leica is known as much for their great product as they are for releasing those great products in small batches of special editions, all of them unique and either eventually or immediately hard to come by. Their latest is a red anodized version of their APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH.
Starting in December, the first leica lens ever offered in this color will only be available in the super limited stock of only 100 red-colored lenses distributed worldwide, priced at $8,950.00 each. Every lens comes with a matching red anodized lens cap and a unique gray cowhide leather lens case.
The Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH. red anodized finish has the same technical specifications and performance of the standard black and silver versions – considered to be the reference lens among standard focal length lenses. Its exceptional imaging performance, extremely sharp detail reproduction and high contrast rendition from corner to corner of the image frame at maximum aperture separate it from others in the field. Furthermore, a floating element in its design ensures that the lens maintains its clarity at close shooting distances.
It’s sexy as hell, but man is that going to be rare. Like, never ever run into one for your entire life in the wild, rare. I fully expect I’ll never see this lens in real life for as long as I live. But man… would be nice.