A compact universal lens with a medium focal length and very good contrast and sharpness performance, even at full aperture. The black finish version weighs barely more than 400 grams (14oz), and it is only slightly larger than a 50mm lens. Thus it is an ideal lightweight alternative that you can always take along when you travel. With built-in sliding lens hood. Available in black, silver chrome and titanium finishes.
This lens has been updated with the "6-bit" coding, which allows the digital M camera to read this information optically and to identify which lens is being used. The camera can then (optionally) apply a "final stage" software based vignetting correction (for RAW images the lens used is simply recorded, no change is made).
Includes "6-bit code" which allows the digital M8 camera to identify which lens is being used, and also to store this information in image metadata
Popular medium telephoto for Leica M cameras