Leica Camera has announced the impending arrival of the super-fast Noctilux-M 75 mm f/1.25 ASPH. lens, which will go on sale at the beginning of 2018.


Angled view of the new Leica Noctilux-M 75 mm f/1.25 ASPH. lens at its widest aperture setting. (Source: Leica Camera.)

The new Noctilux-M 75 mm f/1.25 ASPH lens joins the Noctilux-M 50 mm f/0.95 ASPH lens to create a new family of Leica lenses distinguished by their extreme maximum apertures and high performance at all aperture settings. The depth of focus of the Noctilux-M 75 mm f/1.25 ASPH. is even shallower than that of the Noctilux-M 50 mm f/0.95 APSH., allowing more precise isolation of subjects. The close focusing distance of 85 cm delivers a reproduction ratio of 1:8.8 to cater for portrait and close-up photography. Eleven blades in its iris diaphragm ensure a soft and harmonious bokeh in out of focus areas.

The optical design of the new lens utilises nine elements in six groups and includes elements manufactured from glasses with high anomalous partial dispersion and low chromatic dispersion. Two of the elements are asphericals and reduce other potential aberrations to a hardly detectable minimum. A floating element within the complex focusing mechanism guarantees high imaging performance from the closest focusing distance to infinity.

The focusing and aperture setting rings are typical to Leica optics and located for easy and intuitive access. The lens also features an integrated lens hood, which can be extended or retracted by a simple twist action and can be locked in place in its extended position. The lens is supplied with a tripod adapter.

The Noctilux-M 75 mm f/1.25 ASPH lens is 91 mm long with a diameter of 74 mm. It weighs 1055 grams and is compatible with all Leica M digital cameras as well as Leica SL-Cameras when used with the Leica M-Adapter L. For more information, visit http://blog.leica-camera.com/2017/11/29/introducing-leica-noctilux-m-75mm-f1-25-asph/.