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Leica 50mm F/.95 Noctilux-M Aspherical Black 6 Bit M Mount Lens 11602 {60}

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Leica 50mm F/.95 Noctilux-M Aspherical Black 6 Bit M Mount Lens 11602 {60}

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Leica 50mm F/.95 Noctilux-M Aspherical Black 6 Bit M Mount Lens 11602 {60} Description

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The Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 Aspherical is an extremely high performance lens for Leica M rangefinder cameras.  It combines exceptionally high speed with an image performance.  As the brightest Aspherical lens ever made it's has tremendous abilities.  Even at full aperture, the Noctilux-M 50mm ASPH f/0.95 demonstrates excellent reproduction quality, which only deteriorates slightly towards the edges. Stopping down brings continuous significant improvement in performance, up to an exceptional level over the entire image field at f/5.6.

For such a high speed lens theres a strikingly low degree of corner vignetting, a maximum of just 3.2 stops at full aperture in 35mm format, or around 1.5 on M8 models.  Stopping down to f/2 visibly reduces this light falloff towards the edge of the image, with practically only the natural vignetting remaining.  Distortion is slightly barrel-shaped and, at a maximum of just 1%, is hardly perceptible in practice.  The construction is similar to a double Gauss type and uses a total of eight lenses to achieve this excellent performance.  Of these, five are made of glass types with anomalous color dispersion (partial dispersion) to correct color defects, while three simultaneously have extremely high refractive power.  Because of their large diameter, the two aspherical lens surfaces are produced by meticulous grinding and polishing.  To maintain performance in the close-up range, the rearmost element of the optical system is a "floating element" that moves independently of the rest of the focus mechanism.

Compared to it's predecessor the Noctilux-M 50mm f/1, a noticeably (11%) higher speed has been achieved with almost the same diameter and only slight additional length.  At the same time, the Noctilux-M 0.95 renders images with improved image quality.

If you're fortunate enough to be able to experience the Noctilux 0.95, it's highly recommended. This is one of the best and most uniquely capable lenses ever be produced anywhere by anyone.  It's a rare thing of beauty that creates other distinctive and uncommonly beautiful things.

Key Features

  • Ultra fast M mount 'normal' lens
  • Worlds brightest aspherical lens
  • Legendary Leica optical and mechanical construction
  • Able to produce the shallowest depth of field imaginable
  • Bokeh like nothing else
  • Superior image quality and remarkable clarity
  • Floating rear lens element for maximum sharpness at all focus distances
  • Aspherical element
  • 5 Anomalous partial dispersion and 3 high refractive index glass elements
  • Half click stops from f/.95 to f/16
  • Smooth precise manual focus
  • Focuses to 1m with 1:17 maximum magnification
  • Built-in locking lens hood
  • Accepts E60 (60mm threaded standard pitch) filters
  • Compact and relatively light at 335g
  • 6-bit coded

Available accessories include E60 filters.

KEH Specifications

  • Focal Length: 50mm
  • Aperture Maximum: f/.95
  • Aperture Minimum: f/16
  • Camera Mount Type: Leica M Bayonet
  • Format Compatibility: 35mm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 3.9 inches
  • Elements/Groups: 8/5
  • Diaphragm Blades: N/A
  • Tripod Collar: No
  • Filter Thread: 60mm
  • Dimensions: 3 inches long
  • Weight: 24.7 oz (700g)

Specifications

Physical Characteristics

Lens Mount Leica M

General information

Manufacturer Part Number 11602
Manufacture GTIN 4022243116023
Brand Name Leica
Product information
Minimum Focus Distance
39.37"
Lens Construction
8 Elements in 5 Groups
Product Model
11602
Product Line
NOCTILUX-M
Compatibility

Leica M-System Digital Cameras

Minimum Aperture
16
Minimum Angle of View
27°
Maximum Angle of View
40°
Maximum Aperture Fixed
0.95
Application/Usage
  • Camera

Technical Information

Fixed Focal Length 50 mm