To create the new Summarit line, Leica's engineers have left no screw unturned.
As a result, the 35 mm wide angle has become the only Summarit to feature an asphere – guaranteeing sharp rendition right into the corners of the image despite the wide angle of view.
Improvements have also been made to the tele range: the closest focusing distance for both tele lenses has been reduced, so that it is now 70 cm for the 75 mm lens, and 90 cm for the 90 mm lens.
The most notable change, however, applies to all focal lengths: with the new maximum aperture of f/2.4, the overall light sensitivity of the whole Summarit range has been increased. This does not affect the lenses' position in the Leica catalogue – the new Summarits continue to be faster than an Elmarit, yet more compact than a Summicron or Summilux.
The new Summarits are available in customary black, as well as in anodized silver.