Elevated & Inovative: A Review of the 75mm APO Summicron-SL

Introduction

 

When Jim Sullivan called me up one evening and asked if I would be interested in assisting him to photograph Dominque Crenn in one of San Francisco most esteemed restaurants I was ecstatic! A few weeks earlier Jim purchased a Leica SL system, leaving his...

1957 Production 5cm, 2.0 Ridgid Summicron in black Paint

This is an Exceptionally rare, 1957 Production 5cm, 2.0 Ridged Summicron in black Paint #1465745.

The batch of lenses in black paint from 1957 are typically found on the Leica MP Black Paint from the same year.  There were only 138 MP's produced in black paint, so one can deduce...

Leica MP Hammertone LHSA Set

This camera commemorated the 35th anniversary of the Leica Historical Society of America.  The 35mm2.0 lens included in the set is special as it is designed with cosmetic features of the original 8-element 35mm2.0 Summicron lens.  The aperture ring is extended to facilitate adjustment with the lens...

Update: M-P Safari Sets

Olive paint with silver accents is a distinctive and historically significant look for the Leica M. With no more than 1500 sets made world wide the Leica M-P Safari set with 35mm Summicron ASPH is a significant modern reincarnation of a classic M Safari camera aesthetic.