Really? My 50/1.4 Planar is stamped "made in japan" -- is this also true of the current Summilux? I do know that Kyocera makes some Leica lenses, to be sure -- the 180 for example.

Half? No, a brand-new Planar 1.4 at B&H is $247, while the Summilux-R is $2295....