Leica Unveils Pricey Prime for SL Mirrorless System

December 16, 2016

By Greg Scoblete

Leica’s full frame mirrorless system has its first native prime lens, the new Summilux-SL 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH.

This prime is fast and pricey–it will set you back $5,295.

The 50mm has an internal focusing mechanism and can focus on objects as close as .6m from the front of the lens. It stops down to f/22.

It uses multilayer coatings on all lens surfaces to reduce chromatic aberrations and other optical ailments.

Alongside the new lens, Leica also announced a firmware update for the SL which will support tethered shooting on Windows computers using Leica Image Shuttle software (v. 3.5). The update also removes the shutter speed limitation when shooting with 6-bit coded Leica M-Lenses.