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#1 LUF Admin

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 09:10

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New lenses to come in 2017

 

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH. (Summer 2017)
Leica APO-Summicron-SL 90mm f/2 ASPH. (Fall 2017)
Leica Summicron-SL 35mm f/2 ASPH. (Spring 2018)
Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH (Winter 2017)
 

 

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 10:02

So Leicarumors report a couple of weeks ago was 100 % correct!


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Posted 19 September 2016 - 13:00

Yes, although even the roadmap is incorrect with respect to the announcement.  The Summilix will not be available until 2017.



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Posted 19 September 2016 - 13:11

Curious what the next 5 lenses are going to be. :)


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Posted 19 September 2016 - 14:42

Nice, and I see the grip is now touted as released. All good stuff. 

 

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 18:06

I'm not so common with Leica's identifiers; what does "super" means in "Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH" ???



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Posted 19 September 2016 - 18:17

I'm not so common with Leica's identifiers; what does "super" means in "Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH" ???

It‘s the same as in Super Mario.


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Posted 19 September 2016 - 19:22

US Dealers are saying "early 2017" for the 50mm Summilux...is this accurate?

I thought it was coming this year.



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Posted 19 September 2016 - 19:37

A Leica year is 15 months. :)


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Posted 19 September 2016 - 22:02

A Leica year is 15 months. :)

 

Yea, but the chart above shows the Summilux in 2016



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Posted 19 September 2016 - 22:24

In typical Leica fashion they will probably sneak 100 out before the end of the year + dealer copies just to whet appetites and establish whether there are any cock-ups they have missed in testing..... followed by a larger batch a few months later and then at regular intervals throughout the year.  I bet a few of us will be using one for christmas .....  :rolleyes:. It will be the usual pre-order lottery .....



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Posted 19 September 2016 - 23:17

So the Summicrons will be lighter, which is good news, but no sign of OIS on any of the forthcoming lenses?



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Posted 20 September 2016 - 17:40

I'm not so common with Leica's identifiers; what does "super" means in "Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH" ???

 

 

In Leica naming:

 

Elmar = f/3.8 or f/4;

Super-Elmar = f/3.5 (in this case, f/3.5 is the widest opening since the lens is not a fixed aperture lens)

 

Vario = zoom

 

Hope this helps :)

 

Best,

 

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#14 thighslapper

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 22:04

So the Summicrons will be lighter, which is good news, but no sign of OIS on any of the forthcoming lenses?

 

Using Leica logic I would imagine they would consider OIS on an f2 or f1.4 lens unnecessary if image quality wide open is the same as stopped down .... which modern Leica lenses are designed to achieve .....

 

..... and AF performance deteriorates with low light and presumably OIS would as well......

 

Leica have a philosophy of doing what is needed to achieve superior imagery but not adding things that are not really necessary and just to add to feature bloat .

 

OIS in every lens ...... or the camera body would be nice ..... and 25 stops of DR ..... and 250,000 iso .... and 120mpx ....... but whether you actually need it or not is another matter.... (but of course when it becomes 'normal' it is then indispensable ...... :P )



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Posted 21 September 2016 - 01:18

A small correction.  On the Leica website it seems to say "Available from beginning of 2017" for the 75mm which would be nice.  



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Posted 21 September 2016 - 03:03

Looks good though it would be nice to see more sooner... By the time SL v.2 arrives circa 2019 it will be a more complete system.


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Posted 21 September 2016 - 11:05

Curious what the next 5 lenses are going to be. :)

 

 

Hopefully a tele, say a 300/f2.8 or 400/f4 with AF and OIS, plus extender(s).



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Posted 21 September 2016 - 17:22

Yes ...... the absence of a long telephoto and extender with AF and OIS is rather a puzzle.

 

Most people can live with existing M and R shorter focal length lenses used manually, but using the big R lenses does pose problems .......

 

I'd happily pass on the 50/75/90 ....... but would jump at anything 300+ with an extender.

 

Whilst Leica may imagine long telephotos would be low volume sales ...... I think they have overestimated the attraction of AF primes ..... particularly with many of us having high quality M and R equivalents that are easy to use on the SL....


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Posted 21 September 2016 - 22:33

Yes ...... the absence of a long telephoto and extender with AF and OIS is rather a puzzle.

 

Most people can live with existing M and R shorter focal length lenses used manually, but using the big R lenses does pose problems .......

 

I'd happily pass on the 50/75/90 ....... but would jump at anything 300+ with an extender.

 

Whilst Leica may imagine long telephotos would be low volume sales ...... I think they have overestimated the attraction of AF primes ..... particularly with many of us having high quality M and R equivalents that are easy to use on the SL....

 

As is the absence of a single wide prime. Anything wider than 35mm and you're a zoom shooter, apparently. Yet we get a 75mm AND a 90mm in the short tele range. They must be identical designs and so easy to make the alternative.

 

I would have thought a 21 or 24mm would be important to round out the main primes (24, 35, 50, 90). Strange......

 

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 02:53

As is the absence of a single wide prime. Anything wider than 35mm and you're a zoom shooter, apparently. 

 

In hindsight the redesign of these 3 M lenses (so that they would work better on the SL) was probably a hint that we weren't going to see a native 28mm or 35mm SL lens anytime soon...:

http://www.reddotfor...-8-and-35mm-f2/




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