Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH. Lens Announced, Price $12,795


Leica has just announced a new low-light monster, the Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH. lens. According to Leica, the new lens boasts ‘impeccable speed’ and ‘exceptional imaging performance’ as well as “hair-thin depth of focus [that] isolates subjects with extreme precision.”

The upgraded features of the Noctilux-M 75 mm f/1.25 ASPH. open up entirely new opportunities in portrait and close-up photography, including a shallower depth of focus than that of the Noctilux-M 50 mm f/0.95 ASPH. and a close focusing distance of 0.85m, making for a reproduction ratio of 1:8.8 for even more precise isolation of subjects. Additionally, the eleven blades of its iris ensure a soft and harmonious bokeh in out-of-focus areas.

The Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH. features the convenience of an integrated lens hood, which can be extended or retracted in one simple twist. The lens is complemented by a tripod adapter for safe and secure mounting of the lens on a tripod.

The Leica Noctilux-M 75 mm f/1.25 ASPH will be available at Leica Stores, Boutiques and Dealers at the beginning of 2018. According to Leica, the lens will retail for $12,795.

Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH. Lens Announced, Price $12,795

Leica Noctilux-M 75 mm f/1.25 ASPH Lens Becomes Official

Extremely fast f/1.25 maximum aperture affords notable control over depth of field for selective focus shooting, and also benefits working handheld in low-light conditions.
Short-telephoto 75mm focal length offers a slightly compressed image quality that is well-suited to portraiture and close-up images, especially when used in conjunction with the shallow depth of field afforded by the bright maximum aperture.
Nine elements in six groups optical design is comprised entirely of anomalous partial dispersion and low chromatic dispersion glasses in order to significantly reduce color fringing and produce imagery with a high degree of clarity.
Two large-diameter aspherical elements are also used to control spherical aberrations for improved sharpness and reduced distortion.
A rear floating element system is employed to maintain consistent image quality throughout the focusing range, even at the minimum focusing distance of 2.8′.
An 11-blade diaphragm produces a rounded and pleasing bokeh quality.
Built-in extendable lens hood shades and protects the front element to reduce lens flare and ghosting. Additionally, the front of the lens is threaded to accept 67mm screw-in filters.
A tripod adapter is included to facilitate easy and secure use of this lens when shooting from a tripod.

Technical Data

Angle of view 
(diagonal, horizontal, vertical)
For 35 mm format (24 x 36 mm):

~ 32°, 27°, 18°

For Leica M8 models (18 x 27 mm):

~ 24°, 20°, 14°, equivalent to FL of ~ 100 mm in 35 mm format1

Optical design

Number of elements/groups

Aspherical surfaces

Position of entrance pupil

(at infinity)

9/6

2

26.9 mm (in front of the bayonet)

Focusing

Working range

Scales

Smallest object field/

largest reproduction ratio

0.85 m to ∞

Combined metre/feet graduation

For 35 mm format: ~ 212 x 318 mm / 1:8.8,
For Leica M8 models: ~ 159 x 238 mm / 1:8.8

Aperture

Settings/functions

Smallest aperture

With click stops, half-stop detents

16

Bayonet Leica M quick-change bayonet with 6-bit bar coding for Leica M digital cameras2
Filter mount Inner thread for E67 screw-mount filters, non-rotating
Lens hood Integrated, with twist-out function
Viewfinder Camera viewfinder3
Finish Black anodised
Dimensions and weight

Length to bayonet flange

Largest diameter

Weight

~ 91 mm

~ 74 mm

~ 1055 g

Compatible cameras All Leica M-Cameras34, Leica SL-Cameras with Leica M-Adapter L

More details can be found at Leica Camera.