- July 15, 2014 at 2:54 am #4793
- July 15, 2014 at 6:34 am #4794DougFrequent MemberCentral WashingtonJoin Date: Jul 2011Posts: 123Currently using:
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Ha! Well well, is this prophetic? I had to check LR5.5 myself and indeed it's listed. This may get interesting.
I've been using a 100mm f/4 Pentax and like this angle of view. But I expect an f/2 lens would be just a bit larger…
- July 15, 2014 at 8:23 am #4795petervEstablished MemberJoin Date: Jul 2011Posts: 75Offline
Interesting find! I would have thought there'd be a CS version too, especially at this (portrait) focal length.
Photokina only 2 months away 🙂
- July 15, 2014 at 3:22 pm #4798
Hi Doug – it takes some digging, but if we go back to the Leica S2 introduction when Leica was first talking about the lens line-up, the 100/2 was pictured. The 100/2 appeared to be sized larger than the 70S, but definitely shorter than the 120S. The lens barrel shapes shown in this old picture have changed, so the 100mm shown here may not be indicative of what it would look like today. The 100mm is at the far left:
If somebody is a good data sleuth, maybe they can decrypt the modify date string. This code snippet is from the Lens Profile list in CameraRaw – it is kind of like an XML file. I thought the date string might be UTC, but that returns a date for the year 2080. Other lenses have similar date strings, so there is nothing obviously unique about the 100/2 Summicron's. It would be interesting to know when the profile was last modified. If it was 2008, then we could assume it's old stuff. If it's 2013 or 2014, then that could mean somebody updated it recently.
<stCamera:Make>Leica Camera AG</stCamera:Make>
<stCamera:LensPrettyName>Leica SUMMICRON-S 1:2.0/100 mm ASPH.</stCamera:LensPrettyName>
<stCamera:CameraPrettyName>Leica Camera AG</stCamera:CameraPrettyName>
The Mac OS X path for that file is: User Library / Application Support / Adobe / CameraRaw / Lens Profiles / 1.0 / psyche.dat
The file is just a table of contents.
- July 15, 2014 at 3:38 pm #4799RVBNew MemberJoin Date: Oct 2012Posts: 118Offline
This is a great addition to the line up,hopefully it has fast focusing,at least as fast as the 70 and 180,there would certainly be a CS version i the works..
Only glass missing now is a wide TS and something longer than 180..
- July 15, 2014 at 10:02 pm #4801anGyNew MemberJoin Date: Feb 2014Posts: 9Offline
My laptop lightroom version was 5.4. No 100mm Summicron listed.
I've just updated to 5.5 and the 100mm is now listed.
This is definitively new 😎
- July 15, 2014 at 11:49 pm #4804
Cool – I was wondering if it was listed 5.4 and I just hadn't noticed.
I decided to pull out all the Leica S lens entries to see if there was a pattern to the date string. The date string appears to be a serial number and lenses are added/updated in batches. Each lens does NOT have its own unique date stamp. Leica R and M lenses shared the same ModifyDate, so it seems Adobe assigns this modify date – probably when the do Camera Raw updates. Other makers equipment share the same data stamps (Canon, Sigma, etc). The 100/2 was the newest addition (of the Leica date batches) with the 45/2.8 being in the same batch. The following is a cleaned up summary:
ModifyDate Camera:Make LensPrettyName
3473172974 Leica S Leica S HCD 4/28
3473172974 Leica S Leica S HC 3,5/35
3473172974 Leica S Leica S HC 3,5/35
3473172974 Leica S Leica S HCD 4-5,6/35-90
3473172974 Leica S Leica S HC 3,5/50
3473172974 Leica S Leica S HC 3,5-4,5/50-110
3473172974 Leica S Leica S HC 2,8/80
3473172974 Leica S Leica S HC 2,2/100
3473172974 Leica S Leica S HC Macro 4/120
3473172974 Leica S Leica S HC 3,2/150
3473172974 Leica S Leica S HC 4/210
3473172974 Leica S Leica S HC 4,5/300
3473172974 Leica Camera AG Leica SUPER-ELMAR-S 1:3.5/24mm ASPH
3473172974 Leica Camera AG Leica APO-MACRO-SUMMARIT-S 1:2.5/120mm CS
3473172974 Leica Camera AG Leica APO-MACRO-SUMMARIT-S 1:2.5/120mm
3473172974 Leica Camera AG Leica APO-ELMAR-S 1:3.5/180mm CS
3473172974 Leica Camera AG Leica APO-ELMAR-S 1:3.5/180mm
3473172975 Leica Camera AG Leica ELMARIT-S 1:2.8/30mm ASPH CS
3473172975 Leica Camera AG Leica ELMARIT-S 1:2.8/30mm ASPH
3473172975 Leica Camera AG Leica VARIO-ELMAR-S 1:3,5-5,6/30-90mm ASPH.
3473172975 Leica Camera AG Leica SUMMARIT-S 1:2.5/35mm ASPH. CS
3473172975 Leica Camera AG Leica SUMMARIT-S 1:2.5/35mm ASPH.
3473172975 Leica Camera AG Leica SUMMARIT-S 1:2.5/70 mm ASPH. CS
3473172975 Leica Camera AG Leica SUMMARIT-S 1:2.5/70 mm ASPH.
3485969708 Leica Camera AG Leica ELMARIT-S 1:2.8/45mm ASPH
3485969708 Leica Camera AG Leica SUMMICRON-S 1:2.0/100 mm ASPH.
Did some more digging in System Library and found the actual Adobe Lens Profiles for Camera Raw and there is a 100/2 .lcp file from June 18, 2014 with a complete list of lens correction parameters. So it's unlikely the 100/2 entry above is just a placeholder. Here's the Adobe lens correction file name for the 100/2 (Mac OS X) –
Leica Camera AG (Leica SUMMICRON-S 100 mm f2 mm ASPH.) – RAW.lcp
This all points to the lens existing and developed far enough that Leica wanted to play with the lens in Lightroom. There is no field that says “commercial release date” and “MSRP” 🙂
It was interesting looking at the lens correction file in a text editor – it has 12 sets of data – each set is for a different focus distance. The focus distance range from .7 to 100000003318135351409612647563264. I assume that's meters. And evidently Leica has defined infinity for us 🙂 LOL
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