Rigid-SPII 50mm F/2 lens introduced for Leica M

Updated Rigid-SPII 50mm F/2 lens introduced for Leica M
Updated Rigid-SPII 50mm F/2 lens introduced for Leica M

Light Lens Lab has released an updated 50mm F/2 “Rigid-SPII” lens, featuring the optical block of the famous 1940s Speed ​​Panchro II 50mm F/2 lens in a new brass housing. The manufacturer promises optical characteristics close to the original vintage optics due to an optical design of 7 elements in 5 groups with multi-layer coating. The diaphragm design has 8 blades.

The minimum focusing distance of the updated lens is 0.7 m, E39 filter thread, A42 lens hood mount. The company has opened pre-orders on the official website at a recommended retail price of $849 (from January 1, the price will be $1,049. Deliveries will begin in late January/early February.

Specifications of Light Lens Lab 50mm F/2 “Rigid-SPII” :

  • Lens format: full frame
  • Optics consists of seven elements in five groups
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.7 meters with rangefinder focusing
  • Aperture supports manual control from F/2 to F/22
  • Lens mount: M-mount (Leica)
  • Filter thread: E39
  • Lens hood: A42 type
  • Length: 45.5mm
  • Diameter: 43.2mm
  • Weight: 250 grams

When ordering, the scope of delivery along with the lens includes: a metal rear lens cap, a chrome-plated A39 lens hood, a 1-year warranty and a metal front cap.

The manufacturer’s website provides examples of black and white photographs taken using the new Rigid-SPII 50mm F/2 lens in the street genre:

Earlier it was reported that Leica and Panasonic will present new cameras within a few months. Both companies have already registered these devices. The Panasonic camera will be able to record 8K video.

It is separately noted that part of the information from the card of the registered Leica camera coincides with that which was registered by Panasonic on September 28. According to rumors, both cameras are equipped with a 60 MP sensor, similar to the Leica M11/Leica Q3. Leica is likely preparing to introduce a new generation full-frame mirrorless camera – the Leica SL3.