Leaping Lizards, the Mystery Lenses are Leicas

The lenses that could not be named are Leicas, and they will be on display at Band Pro’s NAB booth (C 10308). The initial set of Summilux-C Primes in PL mount will be: 16, 18, 21, 25, 35, 40, 50, 65, 75, 100 mm. They are all T1.4, and the focus scales of all lenses are identical and equally spaced.

The Leica Summilux-C lenses are all the same length, with 95mm threaded front. Another helpful feature is an integrated net ring threaded into the rear element–no doubt one of the many suggestions from Otto Nemenz and his crew, who must cringe every time rental lenses were returned with nets glued to the back.

The mount and lens barrel are manufactured from high-strength titanium. Leica Summilux-C lenses weigh between 3.5 and 4.0 pounds (1.6-1.8kg). Available exclusively worldwide from Band Pro, delivery is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2010. Additional focal lengths will become available in a second phase.

Go see the no-longer-a-mystery Leica Summilux-C lenses at NAB in Band Pro’s Booth C10308.

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