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They are based on the well proven and popular R2A and R3a models, but
are manual with mechanical shutters. The cameras will be available in
Silver or Black, and will be supplied with a new lens; the VM mount
50mm f/2 Heliar Classic. This lens has similar styling to the original
Leica 50mm f/2 Summicron of 1953. The f-stop spacing is not linear and
it has clicked half-stops between f/2 and f/11. A small focussing knob
is built into the lens for faster and more precise focussing and it is
possible that this is the only multi-coated collapsible 50mm f/2 lens
ever made in Leica M-mount.
This will be a limited production run of 2,500 units, and stocks are
expected from July.