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On May 1, 2018 Leica is increasing prices on a range of products by an average of about 5%. Affected products include most M bodies (film and digital), nearly all M lenses, the black Q, TL2, S (Typ 007), many S lenses and a few other items (66 in total). To quote Leica “this revision is necessary due to the current exchange rates and the increase in raw materials and production costs.” This does make sense, as every year about this time we tend to see some increases, designed to reflect the ever-rising costs involved with manufacturing hand-built products from exotic, expensive materials.

Notably, there are zero increases within the SL-system, and recently announced products such as the Thambar-M 90mm, Noctilux-M 75mm, and CL are not affected. The good news here is that we have nearly a month of advance notice. All orders placed by April 30th will be honored at the pre-increase price – even if the item is not in stock until on or after May 1. If you were thinking about the M10, best to grab one before months' end as the price is going up $400. The black Q sees an increase of $245 (making it the same price as the silver Q) and TL2 bodies go up $245 as well.

Keep reading for a full breakdown of the changes.

Leica M System Cameras

The increase among M-system cameras that stands out most is certainly the M10, especially considering the model is barely one year old, and was subject to a $300 price increase last year. It is also interesting to see some of the older digital models creeping up in price. Absent from both this current and last year's price increases is the M-D…makes you wonder if those LCD screens are worth it!

CodeItemOld PriceNew PricePrice Increase
20000Leica M10, black chrome finish$6,895$7,295$400
20001Leica M10, silver chrome finish$6,895$7,295$400
10930Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) – Black Chrome$7,550$7,995$445
10772Leica M-P (Typ 240), Silver Chrome Finish$6,995$7,495$500
10773Leica M-P (Typ 240), Black Paint Finish$6,995$7,495$500
10770Leica M (Typ 240), Black Paint$6,595$6,995$400
10771Leica M (Typ 240), Silver Chrome$6,595$6,995$400
10947Leica M – (Typ 262)$5,595$5,995$400
10301Leica MP – Silver (0.72)$4,550$4,795$245
10302Leica MP – Black (0.72)$4,550$4,795$245
10370Leica M-A (Typ 127), Black Chrome Finish$4,450$4,695$245
10371Leica M-A (Typ 127), Silver Chrome Finish$4,450$4,695$245
10503Leica M7 – Black (0.72)$4,550$4,795$245
10504Leica M7 – Silver (0.72)$4,550$4,795$245
10546Leica M7 Set – Black w/ Summicron-M 50mm$5,795$5,995$200

Leica M Lenses

While the majority of the prices here are only going up $100-200, the Noctilux in black goes up $500 and its silver counterpart goes up $600. Apparently the 90mm f/2 APO must be a tricky lens to make as it sees a $400 increase. Overall these changes are in line with what we see just about every year.

CodeItemOld PriceNew PricePrice Increase
11626Leica Wide-Angle-Tri-Elmar-M 16-18-21mm f/4.0 ASPH$5,395$5,595$200
11642Leica Wide-Angle-Tri-Elmar-M 16-18-21mm f/4.0 ASPH with Universal Wide Angle Finder$5,995$6,295$300
11649Leica Super-Elmar-M 18mm f/3.8 ASPH$2,995$3,195$200
11647Leica Summilux-M 21mm f/1.4 ASPH$7,495$7,795$300
11145Leica Super-Elmar-M 21mm f/3.4 ASPH$2,895$2,995$100
11601Leica Summilux-M 24mm f/1.4 ASPH$7,295$7,495$200
11648Leica Elmar-M 24mm f/3.8 ASPH$2,495$2,695$200
11668Leica Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH, Black Anodized$6,295$6,595$300
11672Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH, black$4,195$4,395$200
11663Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH FLE$4,995$5,295$300
11675Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH, Silver Anodized Finish$5,295$5,495$200
11673Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH, black$3,195$3,295$100
11674Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH, silver$3,395$3,495$100
11679Leica Summarit-M 35mm f/2.4 ASPH Silver Anodized Finish$2,095$2,195$100
11602Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH$10,795$11,295$500
11667Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH, Silver Anodized Finish$10,995$11,595$600
11142Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0 ASPH, silver anodized finish$7,995$8,295$300
11891Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH – Black$3,895$3,995$100
11892Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH – Silver$4,095$4,195$100
11688Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH – Black Chrome Finish$4,395$4,595$200
11141Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0 ASPH$7,795$7,995$200
11826Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0$2,295$2,395$100
11681Leica Summarit-M 50mm f/2.4 Silver Anodized Finish$1,795$1,895$100
11637Leica APO-Summicron-M 75mm f/2.0 ASPH$3,795$3,995$200
11682Leica Summarit-M 75mm f/2.4 Black Anodized Finish$1,895$1,995$100
11683Leica Summarit-M 75mm f/2.4 Silver Anodized Finish$1,995$2,195$200
11884Leica APO-Summicron-M 90mm f/2.0 ASPH$4,195$4,595$400
11670Leica Macro-Elmar-M 90mm f/4$3,395$3,495$100
11629Leica Macro-Elmar-M 90mm f/4 with Macro-Adapter-M and Angle VF$3,995$4,195$200
11889Leica APO-Telyt-M 135mm f/3.4$3,795$3,995$200


Leica S-System

The S007's price goes up for a second year in a row. Don't forget you can still take advantage of Leica's S Trade-Up Program before the end of April to bring the current price down even further before the increase. Seems like the only lens NOT getting a price increase is also the most expensive one in the S lens lineup: the Vario-Elmar-S 30-90mm.

CodeItemOld PriceNew PricePrice Increase
10804Leica S (Typ 007)$18,950$19,995$1,045
11054Leica Super Elmar-S 24mm f/3.5 ASPH$8,795$8,995$200
11073Leica Elmarit-S 30mm f/2.8 ASPH$7,195$7,295$100
11074Leica Elmarit-S 30mm f/2.8 ASPH CS$8,495$8,695$200
11064Leica Summarit-S 35mm f/2.5 ASPH$6,795$6,995$200
11050Leica Summarit-S 35mm f/2.5 ASPH CS$8,195$8,395$200
11077Leica Elmarit-S 45mm f/2.8 ASPH$6,495$6,695$200
11078Leica Elmarit-S 45mm f/2.8 ASPH CS$7,795$7,995$200
11056Leica Summicron-S 100mm f/2 ASPH$7,795$7,995$200
11070Leica APO-Macro-Summarit-S 120mm f/2.5$6,795$6,995$200
11052Leica APO-Macro-Summarit-S 120mm f/2.5 CS$8,195$8,395$200
11071Leica APO-Tele-Elmar-S 180mm f/3.5$6,795$6,995$200
11053Leica APO-Tele-Elmar-S 180mm f/3.5 CS$8,195$8,395$200
16075Leica S-Adapter-L$1,250$1,295$45


Leica APS-C System

With its price creeping closer to the CL (which it shares a sensor with), the TL2 does not look quite as appealing from a feature-set versus price standpoint. However, it still offers beautiful design with a unique and minimalist touchscreen interface if that's what you are looking for. Minor adjustments to a few APS-C lenses round out changes here.

CodeItemOld PriceNew PricePrice Increase
18187Leica TL2, black anodized finish$1,950$2,195$245
18188Leica TL2, silver anodized finish$1,950$2,195$245
11081Leica Summicron-TL 23mm f/2 ASPH$1,850$1,895$45
11084Leica Summilux-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH, black anodized$2,395$2,495$100
11085Leica Summilux-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH, silver anodized$2,395$2,495$100


All-in-One Cameras

At nearly three years old, the Q is still difficult for most dealers to keep in stock. It makes sense to have the black and silver models now priced the same, as their differences were purely cosmetic. The X-U gets a bump too, but it's still a camera that has no real direct competitor in the marketplace.

CodeItemOld PriceNew PricePrice Increase
19000Leica Q (Typ 116), black anodized$4,250$4,495$245
18435Leica X-U (Typ 113)$3,295$3,495$200


If you are considering any of the above products, you can click any of the associated links in the table above, email us or call Leica Store Miami at 305-921-4433 to lock in your order at the pre-increase price. As long as your order is in by April 30 you are eligible, whether or not the item is in stock at the time of your order.

5 Responses

  1. Jeff

    The most AND least expensive S lenses won’t receive a price increase. See S 70 Summarit listing.


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