Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH, Silver Anodized Finish

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The new Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH in Silver Anodized Finish is optically and mechanically identical to the black chrome version, and weighs the same thanks to its aluminum construction. After more than 30 years, Leica breaks its own record and introduces the world's highest-speed aspherical lens: the Leica Noctilux-M 50 mm f/0.95 ASPH. It is the successor to the famous Leica Noctilux-M 50 mm f/1 ASPH., which was added to the product range in 1975. Thanks to state-of-the-art optics and mechanical technologies, Leica has succeeded in achieving substantial improvements over the previous model. With nearly identical dimensions, a noticeable increase in lens speed has been achieved. The extremely shallow depth of field (DOF) at open aperture produces portraits and detailed studies of unequalled aesthetic effect. Even when just slightly stopped down, the result is outstanding image quality, comparable to the Leica Summilux-M 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH, which is considered the best standard lens ever produced. When used in available light photography, the lens exceeds the perception of the human eye. Even the light from one candle can be sufficient for handheld photography. A "floating element" retains high image quality even in the close-up range. Vignetting and distortion have also been visibly improved compared to the 50mm f/1.

Angle of view (diagonal, horizontal, vertical)  47° / 40° / 27°
Optical design  
Number of lenses/groups 8 / 5
Focal length 52.3 mm
Position of entrance pupil 50.6 mm (related to the first lens surface in light direction)
Focusing range 1 m to Infinity
Distance setting  
Scales Combined meter/feet graduation
Smallest object field 406 mm x 608 mm
Largest reproduction ratio  1:17
Aperture  
Setting/Function With click-stops, half values available, manual diaphragm
Lowest value 16
Bayonet Leica M quick-change bayonet with 6 bit lens identification bar code for digital M models
Filter mount Screw-on filter E60 with accessory filter holder
Lens hood Yes, extendable
Dimension and weight:   
Length 75.1 mm
Largest diameter approx 73 mm
Weight approx. 700 g



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