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Leica Telephoto 75mm f/2.0 APO Summicron M Aspherical Manual Focus Lens (6-Bit, Updated for Digital) USA

You Pay: $3,795.00

The Leica 75mm f/2.0 APO Summicron M Aspherical lens is a fast high-performance lens that is also extremely compact.

With its more natural perspective compared to a 90mm focal length, it is ideally suited for many applications including reportage and portraits - particularly in smaller rooms. Its small dimensions result in not only outstanding handling but also a Leica M viewfinder image that is almost completely free of shadowing, thus allowing totally undisturbed viewing of the subject.

This lens has been updated with the "6-bit" coding, which allows the digital M camera to read this information optically and to identify which lens is being used. The camera can then (optionally) apply a "final stage" software based vignetting correction (for RAW images the lens used is simply recorded, no change is made).

Optical improvements include: an aspherical surface, glass with anomalous partial dispersion and a high refractive index, a floating element including a brand new, high-precision adjusting mechanism, lens coating, and sophisticated measures to reduce internal reflection
Floating element maintains the outstanding imaging performance even at the minimum range of 2.3' (0.7 m)
Built-in lens hood can be locked in its extended position to prevent it from accidentally being pushed back in
Includes "6-bit code" which allows the digital M8 camera to identify which lens is being used, and also to store this information in image metadata
Filter Size 49mm
f/Stop Range 2.0- 16
Minimum Focus Distance 2.3' (0.7 m)
Magnification 1:7
Angle of View Diagonal: 32°
Horizontal: 27°
Vertical: 18°
Groups/Elements 5/7
Length 2.6" (67mm)
Maximum Diameter 2.3" (58mm)
Weight 15.2 oz (430 g)
Leica Telephoto 75mm f/2.0 APO Summicron M Aspherical Manual Focus Lens (6-Bit, Updated for Digital)
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Built-In Lens hood
  • Soft Leather Case
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
  • 3-Year Passport Warranty
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    Leica75mm f/2.0 APO Summicron M Aspherical Lens (6-Bit)
     
    4.8

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Consistent output (3)
    • Nice bokeh (3)
    • Strong construction (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (4)
      • Weddings (4)
      • Low light (3)
      • Night photography (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      4.0

      Exquisite tool

      By arthuryeo

      from Sammamish, WA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Photography
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Leica 75mm f/2.0 APO Summicron M Aspherical Lens (6-Bit):

        The resolution is almost clinical in nature, even when opened wide. Micro-contrast is high and can produce very compelling textures on your subjects. Contrast is also very high. Colors are exquisitely reproduced.

        If there are strong lights hitting the lens, it flares quite easily.

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing Glass!!

        By M

        from Aliso Viejo, CA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Photography
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Leica 75mm f/2.0 APO Summicron M Aspherical Lens (6-Bit):

          Awesome glass. I prefer this over the 90 APO ASPH as its a bit smaller and actually fills more of the frame due to the close focus limit. Renders very similar to the 50 Summilux ASPH and is ridiculously sharp wide open.

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          5.0

          Best lens ever

          By GenoP

          from Wood-Ridge, NJ

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Leica 75mm f/2.0 APO Summicron M Aspherical Lens (6-Bit):

            Wasn't sure I wanted to invest in this lens, but glad I did. I have owned many different brands and types of lens, but I must say this is simply the best I have owned yet.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This Leica lens is a gem

            By Wang Man

            from Los Angeles

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Contrast
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Rugged
            • Sharpness
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Macro Photography
              • Night Photography
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Leica 75mm f/2.0 APO Summicron M Aspherical Lens (6-Bit):

              I have been a Leica rangefinder camera man all my life, M4, M6, and now the M9. My old Leica M lens are still very nice, but when I mounted the 75mm lens to my M9, the shots are beyond belief, the sharpness, contrast, and bokeh are so refined, it is like capturing life at that moment. Moreover, you can take very close up shots with this lens. Leica lenses just are amazing.

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              5.0

              incredible

              By klinerm

              from Charleston, SC

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Build Quality
              • Image Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portraits

                Comments about Leica 75mm f/2.0 APO Summicron M Aspherical Lens (6-Bit):

                [...] I didn't see how it could possibly live up to the hype written about it on the internet, but my opinion is now that it does, and then some. Images in the plane of focus are rendered undistorted, tack-sharp, and with a sense of immediacy that is a little hard to describe. Out of focus areas are rendered in a very pleasant, utterly non-distracting way. I have observed that while the best Nikon lenses (200/2, 85/1.4, 135/2, etc.) can certainly make superb photographs, some of this Leica glass makes you feel like you are almost there.

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                5.0

                Amazing results

                By garyabq

                from Albuquerque, New Mexico

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Beautiful Color
                • Light Weight
                • precise focusing
                • Sharp image quality

                Cons

                • none

                Best Uses

                • Anything

                Comments about Leica 75mm f/2.0 APO Summicron M Aspherical Lens (6-Bit):

                I am in the process of selling of my Canon gear and replacing it with Leica gear. The image quality produced from this lens makes the expense of going from Canon to Leica well worth the extra cost. On my M9, at 1600 ISO and F2, indoor shots were very crisp, sharp and well saturated. I have not had a chance to do much outdoor shooting with this lens but based on the indoor shots, my expectation -- while high -- will most likely be met.

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