The Leica 50mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH ought to become available within the next few weeks, and I have several channels open to try to get one in a timely manner for review.
I look forward to comparing it against the 50/0.95 Noctilux ASPH and the 50/1.4 Summilux ASPH, since the new 50/2 APO might well be the best 50mm yet made, though I do wonder if that new Zeiss 55/1.4 might give it some serious competition (though not on Leica M).
From Leica, nominal.
|Focal length:||50mm (nominal)|
|Aperture scale:||f/2 - f/16, 11 iris blades|
|Focusing range:||0.7 m to infinity|
|Angular field, diagonal / horizontal / vertical||47° / 40° / 27°
|Coverage at close range:||217 × 407mm|
|Image ratio at close range:||1:11.3|
|Number of elements/groups:||8 / 5|
|Dimensions (with caps):||53 × 47mm (2.09 x 1.85 in)|
|Price:||estimated $7399 street price|