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Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/1.2 ASPH. Lens (Black)

BH #LENM5012B • MFR #11686
Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/1.2 ASPH. Lens (Black)
Key Features
  • Leica M-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 3.3'
The re-issue of the iconic Noctilux-M 50mm f/1.2 ASPH. Lens from Leica is the return of a one of the most famous M-mount lenses, carefully adapted with modern design and production advances to recreate its unique aesthetic for contemporary photographers. Images captured at an open aperture feature a soft, dreamlike quality, creating an unmistakable look with exquisite bokeh. The optical design is almost identical to the original 1966 lens, providing a classic, vintage feel. Two large-diameter aspherical elements control spherical aberrations for improved clarity and reduced distortion. Although the Noctilux-M 50mm f/1.2 has a unique look at a wide aperture, the lens is versatile and rugged enough for everyday use.
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Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/1.2 ASPH Overview

The re-issue of the iconic Noctilux-M 50mm f/1.2 ASPH. Lens from Leica is the return of a one of the most famous M-mount lenses, carefully adapted with modern design and production advances to recreate its unique aesthetic for contemporary photographers. Images captured at an open aperture feature a soft, dreamlike quality, creating an unmistakable look with exquisite bokeh. The optical design is almost identical to the original 1966 lens, providing a classic, vintage feel. Two large-diameter aspherical elements control spherical aberrations for improved clarity and reduced distortion. Although the Noctilux-M 50mm f/1.2 has a unique look at a wide aperture, the lens is versatile and rugged enough for everyday use.

  • Extremely fast f/1.2 maximum aperture affords notable depth of field control
  • May be used for working handheld in low-light conditions
  • Distinct "slightly soft" rendering characteristic of Noctilux lenses
  • Two aspherical elements
  • Eight elements in five groups
  • Packaging based on original design
  • Includes transparent plastic container

Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/1.2 ASPH Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
50mm
Maximum Aperture
f/1.2
Lens Mount
Leica M
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
49 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.2
Minimum Aperture
f/16
Lens Mount
Leica M
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
45.6°
Minimum Focus Distance
3.3' / 1 m
Optical Design
6 Elements in 4 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
16
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
49 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.4 x 2" / 61 x 52 mm
Weight
14.3 oz / 405 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.045 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.8 x 4.8 x 4.6"

Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/1.2 ASPH Reviews

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Is this lens made in Germany or Portugal?

Is this lens made in Germany or Portugal?
Asked by: Gary
This lens is made in Leica's Germany factory.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2021-06-01

How much does 50mm f/1.2 lens weigh?

How much does 50mm f/1.2 lens weigh?
Asked by: Thomas
That information has yet to be released by Leica. However, we do have a shipping weight of 5lbs. (2.27 kg) for the box with the lens in it. For the purpose of comparison, the Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH Lens (Black) BH #LE50095NB weighs 1.5lbs. (700g). We would typically expect a f/1.2 lens to weigh less than a f/0.95 lens, so a good guess might be around 1.1 lbs. or about 500g. We'll update the specifications as more information becomes available.
Answered by: Yoni
Date published: 2021-01-29

Can this Lens be configured too be used with a ...

Can this Lens be configured too be used with a Nikon D850?
Asked by: Ralph
I'm sorry, no, there isn't an adapter for that configuration.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-28

What are the silver and black lenses made from? ...

What are the silver and black lenses made from? Brass? Aluminum?
Asked by: Dennis
The silver Noctilux-M 50mm f/1.2 is constructed out of brass and the black is out of aluminum.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2021-06-01
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