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Leica Summicron-M 28 Arrives in Matte Black

- 2 years ago

Leica has revealed a brand-new variant of its 28mm Summicron-M lens – and it’s a stunner!

Leica matte black Summicron-M 28

It’s no secret that Leica Summicron lenses are widely regarded as the ‘sweet spot’ in the range. Yes, everyone loves a Noctilux, but the Summicron are often the great all-rounder, being lightweight, fast and a better bang for your buck than the luxurious Summilux and Noctilux lines.

They’re often a favourite of reportage and street photographers with the 28mm version being a true classic for these types of photography. Wider than a 35mm to grab more environmental detail and scope but a little tighter than the 24mm to give that extra bit of compression and subject separation.
This new variant of the Summicron-M 28mm arrives with a gorgeous matte black finish and carries a number of convenient improvements for Leica shooters. The new finish is reportedly more scratch-resistant to allow it more chance to survive reportage photography that little bit better, and the matte finish is more discrete and stealthy.

Leica Summicron-M 28 side

There’s also an integrated lens hood that extends with a twist, a perfect accompaniment to this kind of shooting as you can adapt to whatever situation you need a compact size or extending the hood for lens protection or difficult lighting.
The lens has a new light green inlaid engraving to complement the M10-Reporter perfectly, but it still looks great on any Leica body, including the new M11 this reporter tried out recently. See the video of this review below.

Leica Summicron-M 28 matte black 2

Pricing and availability

This gorgeous little gem of a lens will be available very soon from the Leica Store Mayfair, 64-66 Duke Street, London, for £4,000.00

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Ant Macina

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Ant is a filmmaker and photographer from South London with a background in short films and a love for street, event, architectural and portrait photography. Primarily a video specialist, Ant brings his love for latest and greatest tech, along with his particular passion for environmental issues and conservation along with his enthusiasm about vintage gear and its applications in modern photography and videography.