Without drawing attention to this event, Leica has released a commemorative series of Leica Summilux-M 1.4 / 35mm FLE Aspherical lenses. The lenses of this series are distinguished by the addition of “10 Jahre Summilux” in the name, a gray scale of distances, a metal front cover and the fact that the proprietary “red dot” is made black this time. Specifications are the same as for the base model. Only 110 Leica Summilux-M 1.4 / 35mm FLE Aspherical “10 Jahre Summilux” lenses were produced.
The Leica Summilux-M 1.4 / 35mm FLE Aspherical was introduced in 2010. According to the manufacturer, it “set new standards” for compact, fast 35mm lenses. The lens is said to be “more like” medium format lenses in image quality.
Each commemorative lens is numbered with one of the years of manufacture of the base model, and the corresponding Leica certificate is included in the scope of delivery.
It remains to add that the price of the item, which is aimed at collectors rather than photographers, is 14,500 euros.