“Better than the best” is the phrase that perfectly descripts Leica’s products. In March 2013, Leica made a great breakthrough to introduce apochromatic correction into 50mm lens and issued Apo-Summicron 50mm f/2 ASPH, which becomes the sharpest and the most outstanding lens among all Leica M lenses.
Rather than photographic paper painted with colours, photographs are memory chips which store critical moments in your life. In order to make the storage as real and natural as possible, a lens plays an important role. One of the most excellent ones is Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4. The 50mm standard lens captures what normal human eyes see and its high ability of colour differentiation accurately records the colours human eyes identify.
Photo shooting at night is a big challenge, as it is difficult to estimate the situation of light source. However, when Noctilux-M 50mm f/1 with extremely large aperture was released in 1976, it benefits night shooting, allowing the absence of flash in indoor shooting. One piece of candlelight is already adequate as the largest aperture f/1 can capture enough light.
During Leica’s one century long history, it did make plenty of military cameras and lenses for army. They helped preserve the real appearance of army and fighting scene. Elcan 50mm f/2 produced during 1972-1974 is the standard lens for Leica KE-7A, a military camera for American Army.