Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH. Lens (Black)

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The brightest lens available for any interchangeable lens camera system today, the Leica 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux-M works with any Leica M-mount camera. Noctilux redefines the limits of available-light handheld shooting, and for some it is really a reason unto itself to shoot with the Leica M system. The Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 is able to create 11% more light gathering capacity without lowering the peak central resolution, compared to its predecessor, the 50mm f/1.0 lens.  

The Noctilux-M f/0.95 is born to shoot at amazingly large apertures of f/1.4 and brighter.  It can allow you to make pictures that other lenses, no matter the camera behind them, could never achieve.  Together with the excellent high-ISO abilities of Leica M cameras, you can do things like capture an image of someone's face lit by a tiny candle or a cigarette's ember.  If you can see it, you can shoot it.

Add a neutral density filter and try shooting at f/0.95 in bright daylight; imagine beach snaps where backgrounds are completely unrecognized washes of sky/water blue and sandy white blobs.  It is almost like the feeling of a dream.  With the Noctilux's unique capacity, you could capture a full-length picture of your friend in Times Square and perhaps not even be able to tell that they were in that immediately-recognized setting.

The Noctilux has a floating rear lens group, which aims to provide higher performance at closer focus ranges.  Leica has also decreased vignetting with the Noctilux-even at f/0.95 you'll only have 1.5 stops of light loss in the image corners.  Incredible images are waiting to be made by this lens.

 The brightest lens available for any interchangeable lens camera system today    

  Produces the most extremely diffuse, soft backgrounds    

  11% greater light-gathering capacity than its predecessor (Noctilux-M 50mm f/1

  Improved peak resolution over that of the Noctilux-M 50mm f/1    

  Floating 2-element rear lens group retains consistent performance at closer shooting distances    

  Just ~1% of maximum distortion (barrel type); nearly undetectable    

  Dedicated collapsing hood    

  Accepts E60 filters    

   Lens mount's rear has 6-bit code allowing digital M-series cameras to identify lens and its characteristics    

  Classic depth-of-field scale at rear of lens barrel