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

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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)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.52 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.8 x 4.7 x 4.4"
Leica Telephoto 75mm f/2.0 APO Summicron M Aspherical Manual Focus Lens (6-Bit, Updated for Digital)
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    Leica75mm f/2.0 APO Summicron M Aspherical Lens (6-Bit)
     
    4.9

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Nice bokeh (6)
    • Strong construction (6)
    • Consistent output (5)
    • Durable (4)
    • Rugged (4)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Low light (6)
    • Weddings (6)
    • Landscape/scenery (5)
    • Night photography (4)
    • Wildlife photos (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
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      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Superb Leica glass, even by Leica's standards!

    By rick

    from houston, texas

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Weddings/Events

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

        This is now my go-to lens for portraiture.

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        5.0

        A perfect portrait lens for the M Digital system

        By Winstoncat1

        from Lyme Regis, United Kingdom

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Ideal Portrait Lens
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portraits Close-ups Str

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

          I don't very often use this lens but I would be very reluctant to get rid of it. I recently sold my 90mm Summicron (pre asph) and I don't miss it one bit, although it was a beautiful lens. I find the 75mm summicron to be easier to use, for example, portraits or close-ups are straightforward and comfortable to obtain, with a shorter focussing distance resulting in a better view through the rangefinder or in live view.

          The black, aluminium, body of this lens feels reassuring hefty with that unmistakeable Leica quality feel to it. Focussing and aperture stops are of the usual exquisite Leica feel - overall, a wonderful lens that has a permanent place in my lens case.

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          5.0

          Great lens

          By John

          from Singapore

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light

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

          Excellent lens , beautiful color contrast and ridiculous sharpness. Must have.

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          5.0

          Good Choice

          By Jim

          from Midland Texas

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

          Well made. Good for family photos. Heavy

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Favored Lens ~ Superb

          By msolea

          from Porterville, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

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

            This is an amazing lens. And, for all its character, sharpness, rendering and clarity of micro contrast, color, etc... it is my all time favorite lens... for its IQ and appeal.

            Even though it is not generally my go to lens, it is the one lens I never want to be without. Other lenses come and go, even the best lenses from Leica, Nikon, Voigtlander and Sony ranging from 21mm through 200mm come and go and there are some real wonderful lenses and lenses I would use more regularly than the Leica... I am keeping this lens unless I have no other choice. Moreover, it fits perfect with my now sony go-to primes with its 49mm filter thread.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Exquisite tool

            By arthuryeo

            from Sammamish, WA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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            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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              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Amazing Glass!!

              By M

              from Aliso Viejo, CA

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              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 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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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                  (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  This Leica lens is a gem

                  By Wang Man

                  from Los Angeles

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                  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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                    (11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    incredible

                    By klinerm

                    from Charleston, SC

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                    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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                      (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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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