Announcement: Rockstar 40/5.6 for Leica M

On January 18, 2022, the Rockstar 40/5.6 lens was announced.

Rockstar 40/5.6 for Leica M

Rockstar 40/5.6 for Leica M

Key features include:

  • Focal Length: 40mm
  • Bayonet mount: Leica M, rangefinder interface available
  • Relative Hole: 1: 5.6-1: 22
  • Minimum focusing distance: 40 cm
  • Optical design: 7 elements in 5 groups
  • Number of aperture blades: 5 pieces
  • Filter Diameter: 46 mm
  • Weight: 144 grams
  • Price: about 230$ (the price can be viewed here)


The lens comes in two finishes - black and silver:

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Comments: 8, on the topic: Announcement: Rockstar 40/5.6 for Leica M

  • Dmitriy

    Why so dark?

    • Sandro

      rather, the question is: why so big, and not a pancake?

      • Alexander

        The front lens sits deep enough, you can carry it without a cover and a protective filter ...

  • Trueash

    An interesting decision. Especially for street photography?

  • Victor

    They cheapened the price, it was necessary to put at least 500.

  • Jea reth

    And here is the question! Do many watering cans have a frame under 40mm?

  • Sergei

    Something I got the impression that the aperture of this lens is located in front of the optical unit.

    • Sergei

      I took a closer look - still no, the diaphragm is simply too close to the front lens. And it has the shape of a pentagon (not even a nut).

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