Leica 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux-M Lens

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The Quickest Aspherical Lens in the World

Leica 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux-M Lens Featuring an extremely superficial depth of field (DOF) at wide open aperture setting which creates portrait photographs and meticulous studies of unequalled pleasing effects. Even when just stopped down a little, the result is superb image quality, very similar to the SUMMILUX-M 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH lens, which is thought of as the finest standard lens ever manufactured

The lens speed is noticeably faster which has been accomplish without any major lens size alterations. The characteristic depiction of the prior 50mm f/1, prized by many photographers as a way of creative imaging, has been preserve at full open aperture When it' is stopped down slightly, the lens performs similar to the SUMMILUX-M 50 mm f/1.4 lens. Containing a "floating element", the splendid performance is retained even at while at close range focus distances In addition, vignetting and distortion numbers have again been enhanced over the previous version Using a normal polarizing filter is possible because of a special lens filter adapter

It's been more than three decades, but Leica has broken its own speed record and has introduced the quickest aspherical lens in the world: It's is the descendent of the world famous NOCTILUX-M 50 mm f/1 ASPH., that was announced in 1975. Because of state-of-the-art optic advances plus mechanical engineering, Leica has successfully achieved substantial improvements beyond the previous lens.

There's virtually identical dimensions, however a conspicuous boost in lens quickness has been accomplished.. When employed for available light photographs, the lens surpasses the human eye perception. Even a light from a single candle can be bright enough for handheld shots. ✓


World's Fastest-Aperture Lens - f/0.95
State-of-the-Art Optics and Mechanics
Exceptional Performance
Amazing Quality Throughout Focal Range
2 Aspherical / Rear Floating Elements
6-Bit Lens ID Bar Code for Digital M
Leica M Bayonet Lens Mount
Extremely Soft & Diffuse Backgrounds
Depth of Field Scale on Lens Barrel
Knurled Focusing Ring

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Lens stylePrime lens
Max Format Size 35mm FF  
Lens focal length50 mm  
Stabilization type No  
Camera mount Leica M  
Angle of view 47 / 40 / 27  
Aperture (lens diaphragm)
Largest aperture opening F0.95  
Smallest aperture opening F16.0  
Includes aperture ring Yes  
Total Elements 8  
Number of Groups 5  
Coatings / special elements 2 aspherical elements 5 anomalous dispersion glass elements  
Minimum focus distance 0.70 m (27.56")  
Maximum magnification ratio 0.059 x  
Autofocus type No  
Full time manual focus Unknown  
Focus notes floating focus system  
Lens distance scale Yes  
Depth of field scale Yes  
Physical features
Overall weight700 g (1.54 lb)  
Lens diameter 73 mm (2.87")  
Overall length 75 mm (2.96")  
Construction materials metal barrel, metal mount  
Filter thread size 60 mm  
Lens hood included built-in extendable hood   
Tripod collar included No  
Lens Case Leather Lens Case


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Leica 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux-M Lens Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5