The special series of the Leica Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6 finished in matte black paint bolsters the range of classic lenses from Leica with a new and exclusive color option, making for a stealthier variant of such an iconic lens with vintage aesthetic signature. The special paint used here is particularly resistant to wear and gives the lens an appearance almost identical to that of the classic black chrome finishes, while the aperture engravings seen from the front are filled out in bright and bold red paint. The Summaron-M is modeled on a screw mount lens produced at the Leitz factory in Wetzlar from 1955 to 1963. With a length of less than 2 centimeters, this extremely compact wide-angle is the smallest lens of the M-System portfolio. The performance and technical specifications of this lens match the serial production product. The edition is limited to 500 lenses worldwide
Shipment of the lens are expected to begin in late February, 2019.