To commemorate the International Leica Society’s 50th Anniversary, Leica Camera is pleased to announce a special anniversary edition lens: the Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH "LHSA Edition". This special edition lens will be available in two classic finishes, silver chrome and black paint and is limited to a total of 500 units worldwide (300 black paint finish and 200 silver chrome finish).
Combining the design cues of the original classic M lens with the top performance of the state-of-the-art Leica APO Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH, this special edition lens offers the Leica enthusiast the best of both worlds. The Leica APO Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH “LHSA Edition” offers the look and feel of the classic Leica Summicron lens with cutting edge performance. It is the first lens to optimize the capabilities of modern, high resolution camera systems, making no compromise in image sharpness, achieving previously unattainable values in all technical performance characteristics. The barrel of this special edition lens is constructed from brass.
The APO Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH “LHSA Edition” has the feet scale engraved in red, while all other engravings are inlaid either in white on the black paint finish model and black on the silver chrome finish model. The special edition serial numbers are on the aperture ring, while the LHSA logo is inscribed (without inlay) on the bayonet rings, just above the "Made in Germany" lettering. The APO Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH “LHSA Edition” lens comes with a separate lens and a lens cap, both machined of solid brass, and has the same technical features as the regular APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH lens.