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Leica 50mm / f0.95 ASPH. (E60)

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  • World's Fastest-Aperture Lens - f/0.95
  • 2 Aspherical / Rear Floating Elements
  • 6-Bit Lens ID Bar Code for Digital M
  • Leica M Bayonet Lens Mount
  • Depth of Field Scale on Lens Barrel

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  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 2.9 x 2.9 inches ; 1.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B001IKEX68
  • Item model number: 50mm f/0.95
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

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The build quality on the lens is absolutely bespoke.
Sam
The Noctilux formula adds a lovely texture and creaminess to light, has a beautiful pattern of bokeh and can make even mundane photos look and feel special.
LichMD
And then remember that this is one of the best lenses around.
Dale Thorn

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Sam on January 20, 2014
I bought this in 2013 after owning a Summilux ASPH and a Summilux from the 1960's.

The good:

The Noctilux is tack sharp in the field of view even at f/0.95 and has a special dreamy isolation look that simply can't be obtained with a Summilux or any other lens I've ever used. At f/1.4 it has the identical depth of field and clarity of the Summilux--sometimes I need to stop it down to f1.4, for instance, if I'm nearly face-to-face with a portrait subject and I want the nose, eyes and ears to be in the field of view--at f/0.95 one can get the eyes in focus and have the nose and ears *out* of focus. But I stop it down to f/1.4 or 2.0 and I can take great portraits even as close as 7/10th of a meter away. And there is no way to get the look this lens provides any other way (at least that I know of). It is the dreamy-and-sharp all at the same time. The build quality on the lens is absolutely bespoke. This thing will be around and working for my grandchildren. That said, it is my #1 tool in my toolbox and if I could only have *one* single lens for my Monochrome, it would be this lens. As it is my second lens is a 28mm for wide-shot landscapes and my third lens is a 135/f2.8 for sneaky stealth faraway street photography or the occasional wildlife shot.

The bad:

The major downside of this lens is the weight--it is heavy and it is large. It is much larger and heavier than a Summilux or other traditional Leica lenses. It is more of a "medium format" size lens. Also, at f/1.4 and tighter I can't find any difference between it and the Summilux.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Dale Thorn on August 24, 2013
The Noctilux is large, heavy, and very expensive. You might think at this price and given its manufacturer that it would be optically perfect, much like the new APO 50 mm lens. Read the booklet that comes with it and learn about light fall-off and vignetting toward the edges of the lens. And then remember that this is one of the best lenses around. Despite the scary terms like vignetting etc., this lens is very, very good, and allows handheld shots in very dim light that would require a tripod with most other cameras and lenses. And that's the main point here - why you would spend $3500 USD over the cost of the optically superior APO lens - because you can carry the 'M' camera with lens in a small bag that doesn't make you look like a photographer, meaning you can get into more places and capture more images (and more interesting images) than you would carrying the typical camera bag and/or tripod.

The Noctilux physically is extremely well built and has accurate markings for f-stops with 1/2 stop indents, feet and metres for zone focusing, and a depth of field scale for apertures 0.95, 2, 4, 8, 11, and 16. You apparently have to interpolate for apertures between those values. The lens has electronic sensors that identify it to modern or upgraded 'M' cameras, and most of the relevant information is recorded in the image EXIF data. What's puzzling is the lack of f-stop number in that EXIF data, or even in the image playback on the LCD screen (Monochrom camera - I don't know exactly what's recorded with other Leica cameras). This lens is physically focused with some effort, and would never auto-focus on a camera equipped with such a facility.

While the Noctilux has exceptional low-light capabilities due to the lens quality and f0.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Steve Huff on December 24, 2014
First off, FIVE stars for uniqueness, fast aperture, design, and Leica quality. There is nothing quite like it in production though there was a lens at one time that beat it for half the price.

I have owned one of these since it was launched. I beat it up, used it day in and out in pro situations. Needed repair twice.

It's large for a rangefinder lens but not large when compared to some DSLR lenses such as the Canon 85 1.2 or even 50 1.2L.

It's no where near medium format size.

The price is insane, $11k is just ridiculous but if you want this signature and look this is the only game in town. I have used this lens on an M8, M9 and M 240. My best results came from using it on a Sony A7s and A7II. This is fact and pretty interesting. It is amazing in the A7II and A7s. No RF to go out, no hoping you nailed focus and no worries. Just the same gorgeous color and signature that you would expect.

So with my lens needing repair twice (I now have a new one) and the cost being ridiculous why give this 5 stars? It's simple. It provides a look to your images when wide open that no other current production lens will give you. Period. If you want the Noct look, NOTHING will do it. No Canon lens, no Nikon lens, no Zeiss lens, etc. It's a one of a kind and while its not perfect (has CA and barrel distortion) it's a legend and a special lens. A lifetime lens, one to hand down to your kids.

Beautiful lens, probably the worlds most beautiful and on the A7 series it gets new life.
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