leica-noctilux-summilux35-silverLeica Camera now offers two of iconic 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.

Both lenses in silver anodised finish will be available from authorised Leica dealers from the end of October 2014. German prices are 9,200 € for the Noctilux and 4,400 € for the Summilux-M 35 mm. The higher price compared to the black lenses is caused by increased manufacturing costs: Silver lenses are produced in lower quantities and the cosmetic tolerances for the outer parts have to be tighter.

Pre-Order Leica Nocitlux and Summilux in Silver

Leica Noctilux-M 50mm Silver US Dealer
$11,350

Leica Store Miami

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Leica Summilux-M 35mm Silver US Dealer
$5,450

Leica Store Miami

B&H

Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH.

Leica Noctilux-M 50 mm f/0.95 ASPH.

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 (to the apex of the first lens surface) 46.9 mm
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/1:16.9For 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

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.

About The Author

Andreas is Photo Engineer and lives in Bonn, Germany. He runs the international Leica Forum, the Systemkamera Forum (about CSC cameras) and the Fuji X Forum. Google+

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