Originally Posted by aizan
if a new version of the 50mm summilux is made, i’m sure it will be significantly more expensive and only marginally improved. i’d just get the current asph now, since prices are only going up.
Basically, this. Leica lenses hardly need an update, they are so good. But updating them stokes the fires of consumer anxiety and gives a reason for an updated (more expensive) price tag. If I wanted one, I'd get a 50/1.4 Asph. now, even if a new one was to be introduced soon.