Leica M lenses have always been known to be among the best in the world. The APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 certainly continues this tradition. At the same time, its extraordinary optical performance places the new addition in a league of its own – even among M lenses. With a closest focusing distance that is notably short for the M-System, exceptionally sharp rendition, distinctive bokeh and high light sensitivity, this masterpiece of German engineering enables photographers to work even more creatively – not just with the Leica M, but also with the Leica SL2 and SL2-S.
A closer look.
The APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH. quite literally goes one step further, by facilitating true close-up shots. Its minimum focusing distance of just 30 centimetres surpasses all previous M lenses. A floating lens element ensures exceptional rendition quality across the entire image at all distance settings.
British photographer Huw John found the APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH. equally suited to capturing portraits. “It’s amazing how thin the depth of focus is. You get insane focus on the eyelashes, then it drops off. Looking at this 100% crop, I would swear that it could have been taken with a focal length of 85 or even 105 mm!”
Portraiture with the APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH. takes on a new dimension with stylish bokeh. Add the new close focus capability and this lens becomes a real all-rounder, with beautiful colour rendition and stunning sharpness and definition. This could well be the only lens you need!”
Huw John is a full-time photographer based in Cardiff, Wales. He has three decades of experience working for leading brands and organisations in the fields of film & TV, editorial and corporate PR.
His approach is not to actively chase his images, but to discover them through observation: once something captivates his attention, he presses the shutter.
The creative patrons of this camera require little introduction: award-winning British actor Daniel Craig and renowned British photographer Greg Williams are connected through their work on the James Bond film series – and their shared passion for photography. Both have long appreciated the discretion, flexibility and outstanding image quality of the Q2. The Leica Q2 Daniel Craig x Greg Williams underlines these strengths with its luxurious yet understated design.
All engravings are inlaid with gold paint; even the Leica logo adheres for the first time ever to the colour scheme of black and gold. The name of the special edition (which is limited to 750 units worldwide) and the sequential serial number are, also for the first time, shown as a laser engraving under the display glass. The grippy leather trim of the Leica Q2 Daniel Craig x Greg Williams is textured with an exclusive diamond pattern.
“The Q2 is, for me, the perfect camera and needs no improvement. So, to have the chance to work with the amazing people at Leica and my friend, Greg Williams, to create something as unique as this, has been a privilege and an honour.” – Daniel Craig
Both the camera trim and strap are made of Napa calfskin leather that has been gently dyed with plant-based agents. The comfortable carrier strap is hand-stitched and adorned with the embossed Leica logo. Thanks to their gold finish, the strap rings and strap-mount eyelets of the Leica Q2 Daniel Craig x Greg Williams blend seamlessly into the camera’s elegant design.
“We bonded over our shared love of cameras on ‘Casino Royale’. Daniel takes beautiful photos and has a great eye. The Leica Q2 is an extension of me – you never see me without one around my neck. So to work with Daniel and the team at Leica on this limited edition has been a very special.” – Greg Williams
Daniel Craig and Greg Williams worked together to conceptualise the design of this special-edition Q2. Their core inspiration was the look of vintage Leica M models whose black paint had become chipped through years of use, only to reveal glimpses of the gold-coloured brass beneath. The black exterior of the Leica Q2 Daniel Craig x Greg Williams with its discreet gold elements conceals the modern, fast and robust technology of the serially produced Q2 – a camera that combines the convenience of automatic functions with the option of using manual control whenever the photographer desires.
For photographers and videographers who seek outstanding imaging performance to express both still and moving visual stories, the new Leica SL2-S is the ideal choice to capture brilliant photographs and cinematic videos through an intuitive camera that is built to last. With its new 24MP CMOS-BSI sensor and separate modes/menus for photo and video, the new Leica SL2-S offers the best of both mediums in one all-metal, state-of-the-art body.
An ideal camera for the photographer who wants to shoot in the most demanding situations. With fast, endless shooting thanks to the latest Maestro III processor, outstanding low-light performance up to 100,000 ISO, and full support with Capture One 21 tethered shooting, the Leica SL2-S is suited for all applications – from the field to the photo studio to the film production set.
Leica Limited Edition M10-P “Bold Gray” with matching gray 35mm f2.0 Summicron, originally introduced to coincide with the opening of the Leica Store in Austria. This beautiful camera and lens kit were introduced in November of 2018 and available only at the then brand-new Leica store in Vienna.
Even though the interior components are the same as the regular M10-P, the stylish shooter gets a brand-new look.Leica’s then flagship rangefinder was reimagined with a new anthracite gray color and the addition of a durable special coating. Users will also enjoy the M10-P’s Summicron-M 1:2/35 ASPH lens in a matching matte gray finish.
Modern and stylish, the new color and solid brass components help users blend in with the sleek new look. Some things do remain the same, like the classic red anodized release button, a 24-megapixel full-frame sensor, and a Maestro II image processor. comes in a beautiful presentation box with a matching unique camera strap as well.
Only 60 examples were produced, and each camera comes with a matching leather bond strap. These cameras are longer available except as “used items. ” We have managed to obtain set #44, which is unopened . We will sell it for 12999.99. The camera originally sold for 14,995.00 Euros (approx 16,500.00).
Please contact us (201-664-4113) for any other details you may need to take advantage of this very unique camera opportunity.