Leica has launched a new special edition of its APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH. in a red anodised finish with a price tag of £7,575.

With just 100 units of the new Leica lens available globally, makes a bit more sense (a bit), and does lay claim to be the world’s sharpest standard lens.

With a total eight elements, the lens also employs a floating element in its design to help it capture edge-to-edge sharpness even when shooting at close distances.

Three of the elements are made from glass with high anomalous partial dispersion for apochromatic correction, and two have a particularly high refractive index, Leica says.

It’s undoubtedly a quality, beautiful lens; however we can’t help but be reminded of this.

The Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH. was designed and developed by Leica optical specialists in Wetzlar, Germany, and will be available from December 2016.

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