This year is the 60th year of Leica M rangerfinder camera. In 1954, Leica released the first bayonet mount rangefinder, M3, which changed the history of screw mount rangefinder and opened a new brilliant page of M series. To commemorate the 60th anniversary of Leica M, Leica has recently released many new products at Photokina 2014.
In 2013, Leica made a great breakthrough in the introduction of apochromatic correction into 50mm lens. Apo-Summicron 50mm f/2 ASPH becomes the sharpest and the most outstanding lens among past Leica M lenses. However, as early in 1970s, Leica military lens Elcan 50mm f/2 for American army could capture photographs as brilliant as Apo-Summicron 50mm f/2 ASPH.