imageLeica has today announced the 30mm Elmarit-S ASPH, an f/2.8 lens for the firm’s S-system, due to go on sale in December.

The lens will deliver the 35mm viewing angle equivalent of a 24mm lens and ‘opens up a multitude of new opportunities for creative composition’, according to Leica.

Aimed at architectural and landscape photographers – and those shooting the interiors of buildings – the lens is claimed to be ‘fully sealed against dust and spray’.

Leica has confirmed the lens will cost £4,950.