Quote Originally Posted by vanspaendonck View Post
Leica doesn't introduce a new lens evey year, so any new lens from them is news as far as I am concerned.

Leica introducing no less than four new lenses at the same time is big news, and when these lenses are in the US$ 1000 to 1250 price range (about half of what one would expect a Leica lens to cost) it is truly remarkable.
Leica has had a deficit of lenses coded specifically for the M8 since it was introduced. Although they offer the service of coding exisiting m-series lenses for use with the new camera, they really needed a range of lenses produced specifically for the m8. It's interesting that they decided to produce a low cost range for this market.