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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

New Leica Lens

And now for something totally whack—totally tomorrow, totally yesterday, not at all today.

Spotted on DC Watch is this new lens from MS Optical Research and Development: the MS-Mode-M, a 50mm ƒ/1.3 lens in interchangeable mounts for use on both Leica screw and Nikon S RF cameras. It's apparently a 4-group, 5-element Sonnar type with a 12-bladed diaphragm. Filter size: 49mm. Weight: 136g with Leica mount attached. Japanese price in Leica screwmount is Y90,000 ($750), in Nikon RF mount Y75,000 ($625).

Can you actually buy it? "Soon," sayeth the website. (Perhaps "you" should be put in quotation marks too, as it will probably take some doing to be one of the few actually able to do the buying.)

Yet another reason to love the Japanese. And remember, you read about it here.

Posted by: MIKE JOHNSTON and OREN GRAD

1 Comments:

Blogger chris said...

YUM.

9:54 PM  

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