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Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens (Black, 2022 Version)

Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens (Black, 2022 Version)

B&H # LE3514SMB MFR # 11726
Key Features
  • Leica M-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Floating Elements System
$5,39500
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Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens (Leica M, Black, 2023 Version)

Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens (Leica M, Black, 2023 Version)

B&H # LE5014SMB MFR # 11728
Key Features
  • Full-Frame | f/1.4 to f/16
  • Fast Normal-Length Prime
  • Improved Sharpness and Bokeh
  • Manual Focus Design, 1.5' Min. Focus
$4,49500
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Thypoch Simera 28mm f/1.4 (Leica M, Black)

B&H # THPS28MBLK MFR # TP-S28M-BLK
Key Features
  • Full-Frame | f/1.4 to f/16
  • Manual-Focus Design
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 1.4'
  • One Aspherical Element
$69900
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Thypoch Eureka 50mm f/2 Lens (Leica M, Aluminum)

B&H # THTPEU50MAL MFR # TP-EU50M-AL
Key Features
  • Full Frame | f/2 to f/16
  • Collapsible, Vintage-Inspired Prime
  • Manual Focus Design
  • 12-Blade Diaphragm
$57900
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Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Type II Aspherical Lens (Leica M, Black)

B&H # VOBA379E MFR # BA379E
Key Features
  • Full-Frame | f/2.8 to f/22
  • Compact and Lightweight Prime Lens
  • Manual Focus
  • All-Metal Lens Barrel
$59900
Reg. $699.00
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Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 II MC Lens

B&H # VO35142MC MFR # BA347C
Key Features
  • Leica M-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • One Abnormal Partial Dispersion Element
  • Multi-Coating
$59900
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Voigtlander Nokton 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical Lens (Black)

B&H # VO7515AVMB MFR # BA353A
Key Features
  • Leica M-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/1.5 to f/16
  • Three Low Dispersion Elements
  • One Aspherical Element
$89900
Reg. $999.00
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Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens

B&H # VO4012M MFR # BA342A
Key Features
  • Leica M-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/22
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Manual Focus Design
$69900
Reg. $899.00
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Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux-M Lens (Silver)

B&H # LE3514SM MFR # 11301
Key Features
  • Leica M-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Stainless Steel Front Ring
$3,89500
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Voigtlander Nokton 21mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens

B&H # VO2114M MFR # BA359A
Key Features
  • Leica M-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Three Partial Dispersion Elements
$89900
Reg. $1,049.00
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Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2 Lens

B&H # LE5020MB MFR # 11826
Key Features
  • Leica M-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range f/2 to f/16
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 2.3'
$2,89500
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Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.5 Aspherical II MC Lens (Black)

B&H # VO5015AVMMB MFR # BA360B
Key Features
  • Leica M-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/1.5 to f/16
  • One Dual-Sided Aspherical Element
  • Multi-Coating
$69900
Reg. $949.00
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Thypoch Eureka 50mm f/2 Lens (Leica M, Brass)

B&H # THTPEU50MBR MFR # TP-EU50M-BR
Key Features
  • Full Frame | f/2 to f/16
  • Collapsible, Vintage-Inspired Prime
  • Manual Focus Design
  • 12-Blade Diaphragm
$85900
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Expected availability: Aug 29, 2024

Voigtlander APO-LANTHAR 50mm f/2.0 Aspherical Lens

B&H # VOAL50VML MFR # BA362A
Key Features
  • Leica M-Mount / Full Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.0 to f/16
  • Two Double-Sided Aspherical Elements
  • Apochromat Design
$99900
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Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH Lens (Black)

B&H # LE352SMB MFR # 11673
Key Features
  • Leica M Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/16
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Manual Focus Design
$3,89500
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Voigtlander Nokton Classic 40mm f/1.4 MC Lens

B&H # VO4014M MFR # 45BA246B
Key Features
  • Leica M-Mount
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Multi-Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
$39900
Reg. $449.00
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Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 II SC Lens

B&H # VO35142SC MFR # BA347B
Key Features
  • Leica M-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • One Abnormal Partial Dispersion Element
  • Single Coating
$59900
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Voigtlander Nokton Vintage Line 35mm f/1.5 Aspherical Type II VM Lens (Black)

B&H # VOBA373B MFR # BA373B
Key Features
  • Leica M-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/1.5 to f/16
  • Compact and Retro Design
  • Manual Focus with All-Metal Lens Barrel
$79900
Reg. $899.00
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Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens

B&H # VO5012M MFR # BA348A
Key Features
  • Leica M-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/22
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • One Partial Dispersion Element
$89900
Reg. $1,049.00
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Thypoch Simera 28mm f/1.4 (Leica M, Silver)

B&H # THPS28MSR MFR # TP-S28M-SR
Key Features
  • Full-Frame | f/1.4 to f/16
  • Manual-Focus Design
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 1.4'
  • One Aspherical Element
$69900
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Voigtlander Color-Skopar 21mm f/4 P Lens

B&H # VO2140M MFR # BA211P
Key Features
  • Leica M-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • Pancake Lens Form Factor
  • Manual Focus Design
$41900
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Voigtlander Nokton Vintage Line 35mm f/1.5 Aspherical Type I VM Lens (Matte Black)

B&H # VOBA373C MFR # BA373C
Key Features
  • Leica M-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/1.5 to f/16
  • Compact and Retro Design
  • Manual Focus with All-Metal Lens Barrel
$79900
Reg. $899.00
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Voigtlander Nokton Vintage Line 35mm f/1.5 Aspherical Type II VM Lens (Silver)

B&H # VOBA373A MFR # BA373A
Key Features
  • Leica M-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/1.5 to f/16
  • Compact and Retro Design
  • Manual Focus with All-Metal Lens Barrel
$89900
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Voigtlander 28mm f/2.0 Ultron Vintage Aspherical VM Lens Type II (Chrome)

B&H # VO2820VMS MFR # BA366B
Key Features
  • Leica M-Mount Lens
  • Chrome Styling
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element
$89900
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Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.2 Aspherical III Lens

B&H # VO3512VM MFR # BA355A
Key Features
  • Leica M-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/22
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • High Refractive Index Glass
$94900
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ZEISS C Biogon T* 35mm f/2.8 ZM Lens (Black)

B&H # ZE3528B MFR # 1486-393
Key Features
  • Leica M-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One Low Dispersion Element
  • ZEISS T* Anti-Reflective Coating
$99900
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ZEISS Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZM Lens (Black)

B&H # ZE502B MFR # 1365-661
Key Features
  • Leica M-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • ZEISS T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
$99900
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Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH. Lens (Leica M, 2023 Version)

B&H # LE282MB MFR # 11618
Key Features
  • Full-Frame | f/2 to f/16
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 1.3'
  • One Aspherical Element
$5,29500
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Choosing Rangefinder Lenses for Leica M Cameras

The term rangefinder lenses primarily refers to those lenses designed to fit Leica's range of cameras with the M-type camera mount. Several manufacturers make these lenses, and besides Leica, there are some manufacturers making film and digital cameras using that mount.


What Are Leica M-Mount Lenses?

Leica introduced M-mount 35mm lenses in 1954 when it launched its first M-type camera, the M3. This type of mount has a quick-release bayonet fitting for Leica's range of 35mm and digital rangefinder cameras. Unlike other camera manufacturers that now use electronics to control their camera lenses, Leica has stayed with an all-mechanical construction. This means Leica lenses still have manual aperture rings and manual focusing, a characteristic shared only by digital cinema lenses. Virtually any M-mount lens will fit an M-mount camera, so it's possible to purchase new lenses for any old Leica cameras and vice versa.


Characteristics of M-Mount Lenses

Thanks to compact camera dimensions, the distance between the lens mount and the sensor is short. This means that rangefinder lenses are small and light, yet offer excellent optical qualities. Leica rangefinder cameras use a prism arrangement in the viewfinder to identify the correct focus point. A cam fitted to the lens activates this prism.

Leica's rangefinder lenses are made of metal and use high-quality glass, producing good results. While not as expensive, lenses from Zeiss and Voigtlander also work well. Several other manufacturers also supply compatible lenses as well as some special effects lenses for M-mounts.


Camera Compensation for Different Focal Lengths

Rangefinder cameras have separate optical viewfinders with fixed magnification. When attaching a lens with a different focal length, its field of view changes. The camera compensates for this so that it correctly frames photographs in one of three ways. First, digital rangefinder cameras have a series of LED lens frames that illuminate in the viewfinder when activated by a six-bit barcode on the lens. Alternatively, lens information may be manually entered. Because lens frames don't cover all possible focal-length combinations, separate optical and digital viewfinders matching specific focal lengths are available for attachment to the camera's hot shoe. Finally, if the camera has a live view screen, you can use the screen for focusing and composition.


Fitting Rangefinder Camera Lenses to Other Cameras

Because many mirrorless system lenses have a similar lens-flange-to-sensor distance, it's possible to use adapters to fit rangefinder lenses to mirrorless cameras with smaller cropped sensors. This includes cameras from Sony, Olympus, and Panasonic, as well as Sony full-frame E-mount cameras. There are also adapters for fitting M-mount lenses to L-mount cameras from Leica, Sigma, and Panasonic. Conversely, it's possible to use adapters to fit numerous other lenses to Leica M-mount cameras.

Extend the reach of your rangefinder camera with high-quality M-mount lenses from B&H Photo and Video.