The Summaron 5.6 / 2.8cm was produced from 1955 to 1963 exclusively in a screw thread version.
The lens is characterized by a very high imaging performance, unique, analog-like image effect and high-contrast reproduction in wide areas of the image field and was even recommended for close-up pictures on the bellows device. A very rare special version was available for use on the Aristophot system for macro and micro photography.
It is still one of the most compact wide-angle lenses in the M system and is particularly unobtrusive thanks to its classic, compact design with a length of less than two centimeters.
In 2016 Leica presented the new edition of the Summaron-M 5.6 / 28mm with a slightly modified frame based on the original and largely identical optical structure.
Today, as then, the Summaron-M 5.6 / 28mm impresses with its excellent imaging performance and, thanks to its compact dimensions, is an excellent lens to use.
Here you have the opportunity to acquire one of the classic Summaron 5.6/2.8cm lenses (from 1956) in very good to mint condition. This classic lens can not only be used on screw-thread mount Leicas, but also on the M-Leicas from the legendary Leica M3 to the current Leica M10 with the M39 to M adapter ring!
Total production: approx. 7,100 pieces
Rarity forecast: R7