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Its code name was Max. Designers of the new Leica SL autofocus, full frame (Leica Format), mirrorless, interchangeable lens camera said Max stood for “maximum,” or “to the max.” However, other Maxes lurk in Leica’s history. Max Berek developed the lens for the first Leica Model A (Leica I) camera. It was a 50mm f/3.5 fixed lens, named Elmax, apparently from the letters E (Ernst) L ( Leitz) and Max (Berek). The real name is SL for “Spiegellos” (mirrorless).