A Bokeh-Lover’s Dream Lens: The Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25

Expert portrait photographers take heed — Leica has debuted the newest iteration of its Noctilux camera range. Leica today announced the new Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH, a lens that delivers a “hair-thin depth of focus” that “isolates subjects with extreme precision.”

It has been some time since Leica has released a truly super fast aperture lens, but today they announced the new Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH. For more than 50 years, the name ‘Noctilux’ has been a synonym for exceptionally fast lenses with an optical design that verges on the limits of what is physically possible.

The short close focusing distance of 0.85 m for such a fast lens and a reproduction ratio of 1:8.8 open up entirely new opportunities in portrait and close-up photography, while the eleven blades of its iris ensure a soft and harmonious bokeh in out of focus areas.

Together with exceptional imaging performance and unique bokeh, its gossamer-thin depth of focus isolates subjects with extreme precision and makes it a truly exceptional lens. Its focal length of 75 mm makes it especially suitable for the creation of portraits with a natural look.

Leica lenses have always been incredibly sharp and gorgeous in their renditions, but they’re also really only been able to be fully realized by their own cameras because of the way that rangefinders work and how the light travels through their own lenses.

Leica retailers and stores will carry the Noctilux-M in early 2018 for approximately $12,795 USD. Most recently, the camera brand revealed its latest pocketable mirrorless camera, the CL. Below are some sample shots made with the Leica Noctilux-M 75mm.

 

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