Leica announces five central shutter lenses for Leica S system

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Leica Camera AG, is expanding the Leica S medium format system with five lenses incorporating central 'leaf-type' shutters. The new models announced today in Berlin are the Leica Elmarit-S 30mm f/2.8 ASPH. and Leica Summarit-S 35mm f/2.5 ASPH. wide-angle lenses, the Leica Summarit-S 70mm f/2.5 ASPH. standard lens, the Leica APO-Macro-Summarit-S 120mm f/2.5 tele-macro lens and the Leica APO-Tele-Elmar-S 180mm f/3.5 telephoto lens.

With a top speed of 1/1000 of a second, the central shutter offers a working range expanded by three f-stops (over the 1/125th sec flash sync of the current S2 camera). Each shutter has a guaranteed life of more than 100,000 cycles per lens, and each lens adopts dust- and splash-proof construction. The CS lenses are scheduled to be available in the UK starting from October 2012 at the following retail prices;

Suggested Retail Prices including VAT are:
Leica Elmarit-S 30mm f/2.8 ASPH. (CS version) – £5,850
Leica Summarit-S 35mm f/2.5 ASPH. (CS version) - £5,515
Leica Summarit-S 70mm f/2.5 ASPH. (CS version) - £4,365
Leica APO-Macro-Summarit-S 120mm f/2.5 (CS version) - £5,975
Leica APO-Tele-Elmar-S 180mm f/3.5 (CS version) - £5,975

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