Silver Leica NOCTILUX-M 50 mm f/0.95 ASPH. and Leica SUMMILUX-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH.

September 16, 2014 | Mark Goldstein | Lenses , Photokina 2014 | Comment |

The iconic Leica NOCTILUX-M 50 mm f/0.95 ASPH. and Leica SUMMILUX-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. Leica M-Lenses are now available in silver. The technical specifications of both lenses are identical to those of their serially produced counterparts. The NOCTILUX-M 50m /f0,95, silver anodized will cost £7500.00 RRP. The SUMMILUX-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. Silver will cost £3550.00 RRP.

Leica Press Release

 

The iconic LEICA NOCTILUX-M 50 mm f/0.95 ASPH. and LEICA SUMMILUX-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. Leica M-Lenses are now available in silver

 

Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, now offers two of the fastest Leica M-Lenses, the Leica Noctilux-M 50 mm f/0.95 ASPH. and the Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH., in an alternative silver anodised finish. The technical specifications of both lenses are identical to those of their serially produced counterparts. Whether in classic black or elegant silver, the two lenses offer exceptional imaging performance and enormous versatility, particularly when shooting in available light.

As the world’s fastest aspherical lens, the Leica Noctilux-M 50 mm f/0.95 ASPH. represents a milestone in lens construction and possesses a unique performance spectrum. At its maximum aperture, its extremely shallow depth of field enables the creation of portraits and detail studies characterised by inimitable aesthetic qualities. When used for available-light photography, the lens actually exceeds the perceptive capabilities of the human eye and delivers outstanding imaging results. Due to the very natural reproduction of perspectives and proportions by its 50 mm focal length, it is also an ideal universal lens that allows true-to-life rendition of subjects under normal lighting conditions.

The Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. combines a moderate wide-angle character with natural reproduction of proportions and is therefore also an extremely versatile lens. Regardless of whether it’s a matter of selective focus in the close-up range, high-contrast available-light applications or landscape shots with immense depth of field, the lens delivers persuasive arguments in any situation. Its focal length of 35 mm, the classic for reportage photography, makes it ideal as the first lens for newcomers to Leica M-Cameras, while its low weight and particularly compact size make it perfect as part of a lightweight M-System for travel photography.

As is the case for all Leica lenses, the Leica Noctilux-M 50 mm f/0.95 ASPH. and the Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. are designed and constructed by Leica optical specialists and combine the best of optical and mechanical expertise. As particularly reliable products with enduring value, they are made in Germany from only the finest materials and assembled in an elaborate process entirely by hand. The combination of cutting-edge technologies and painstaking manufacturing procedures guarantees consistently excellent quality.

Both lenses in silver anodised finish will be available from authorised Leica dealers from the end of October 2014.

NOCTILUX-M 50mm/f0,95, silver anodized £7500.00 RRP

SUMMILUX-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. Silver £3550.00 RRP

Technical data                                              LEICA NOCTILUX-M 50 mm f/0.95 ASPH.

Angle of view

(diagonal, horizontal, vertical):                       For 35 mm format (24 × 36 mm): 47°, 40°, 27°

For Leica M8 models (18 × 27 mm format): 36°, 30°, 20°

                                                                        Corresponds to approx. 67 mm in 35 mm format

Optical design

Number of lens elements/groups:                    8/5

Aspherical surfaces:                                        2

Position of entrance pupil:                              46.9 mm

(to the apex of the first lens surface)

Focusing

Working range:                                               1 m to infinity

Scales:                                                             Combined metre/feet graduation

Smallest object field/largest

reproduction ratio:                                          For 35 mm format: approx. 406 × 608 mm/1:16.9

                                                                        For Leica M8 models: approx. 305 × 456 mm/1:16.9

Aperture

Setting/function:                                             With click stops, half-stop detents

Smallest aperture value:                                  16

Lens mount:                                                    Leica M quick-change bayonet with six-bit

barcode lens detection for digital Leica M-Camera

models

Filter mount:                                                  Inner thread for E60 screw-mount filters,

non-rotating filter mount

Lens hood:                                                      Integrated, pull-out and lock functions

Viewfinder:                                                     Camera viewfinder

Finish:                                                             Black anodised

Dimensions and weight

Length to bayonet flange:                               Approx. 75 mm

Largest diameter:                                            Approx. 73 mm

Weight:                                                           Approx. 770 g

Technical data                                               LEICA SUMMILUX-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH.

Angle of view:                                                            For 35 mm format (24 × 36 mm): 63°, 54°, 37° (diagonal, horizontal, vertical)                 For Leica M8 models (18 × 27 mm): 49°, 42°,28

Equivalent to approx. 47 mm for 35 mm format

Optical design

Number of lens elements/groups:                    9/5

Aspherical surfaces:                                        1

Position of entrance pupil:                              16.8 mm

(to the apex of the first lens surface)

Focusing

Working range:                                               0.7 m to infinity

Scales:                                                             Combined metre/feet graduation

Smallest object field:                                      For 35 mm format: approx. 418 × 626 mm/1:17.4

Largest reproduction ratio:                             For Leica M8 models: approx. 313 × 470 mm/1:17.4

Aperture

Setting/function:                                             With click stops, half-stop detents

Smallest aperture value:                                  16

Lens mount:                                                    Leica M quick-change bayonet with six-bit barcoding for lens detection for digital M-Cameras

Filter mount:                                                   Inner thread for E46 screw-mount filters,

non-rotating filter mount

Lens hood:                                                      Detachable (supplied with the lens)

Viewfinder:                                                     Camera viewfinder

Finish:                                                             Black anodised

Dimensions and weight

Length to bayonet flange:                               Approx. 58/46 mm (with/without lens hood)

Largest diameter:                                            Approx. 56 mm

Weight:                                                           Approx. 320 g



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