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Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH. Lens (Black)

BH #LE50095NB • MFR #11-602
Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH. Lens (Black)
Key Features
  • Leica M-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/0.95 to f/16
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Five Partial Dispersion Glass Elements
One of the most legendary lenses in Leica's M-mount lineup, the black Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH. is an ultra-fast normal-length prime characterized by its unique rendering quality, ability to isolate subject matter, and exceptional low-light performance. Based on a classic double Gauss optical design, the lens employs a pair of aspherical elements, anomalous partial dispersion glass, and high refractive index elements to produce the distinct subtle softness when working wide open while also delivering accurate color and minimal distortion. A floating elements system is also used to maintain consistent image quality throughout the focusing range, from 3.3' to infinity. Additionally, the lens features a built-in extendable lens hood and accepts 60mm threaded filters.
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Considering the Heliopan variable ND filter for this lens, what would be the best recommended option?
Asked by: Silvio
I would recommend the B+W 3-stop ND filter with MRC coating. One method of use is to leave the filter on the lens, and shoot ISO 200 in daylight and ISO 3200 in low light or indoors (ISO 3200 is acceptable with the Leica M). The 3-stop filter is enough to allow you to shoot wide open even in bright sunlight, and the B+W quality assures you that there will be no loss of image quality.
Answered by: Ben S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Do you need a evf to use this lens? Is this ...

Do you need a evf to use this lens? Is this blocking the viewfinder? I have a m9.
Asked by: Zhunyou
The Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 does block a good portion of the viewfinder (bottom right of the frame), and you do not need an EVF to use it though it does help when focusing at wide open. Also in your case, the M9 does not support the use of electronic viewfinders.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2020-08-12


Does anyone know it's T-stop wide open?
Asked by: Anonymous
A photometric measurement of the T-stops gave theses results: 0.95/1.12; 1.4/1.44; 2/2.02; 2.8/2.8; 4/3.97; 5.6/5.41; 8/7.48 (engraved aperture/measured T-value).
Answered by: John
Date published: 2022-10-09

How does this lens work with the leica m11 ...

How does this lens work with the leica m11 rangefinder? Is it easy to use?
Asked by: John
The Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH. Lens is fully compatible with the Leica M11 camera and it is easy to use.
Answered by: Dan W
Date published: 2023-05-03


Is the 10k price tag worth when you compare it to the $750 price tag of the Mitakon 50mm f.95? B&H # MI5095CFFB MFR # MTK50MF095BK
Asked by: Matt
One cannot measure the difference in dollars. There are many lenses with fast apertures than can give one a unique look, but none can do it the way the Leica noctilux does. It really comes down to what you want to shoot and how important that buttery smooth bokeh, and shallow depth of field, and transitions in contrast may be. If you one can live without the perfection of what the noctilux does, then dollars should be part of your equation. (But, you may always wonder did you choose wisely!)
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2020-05-25

will this lens cover fuji gfx sensor? \

will this lens cover fuji gfx sensor? \
Asked by: ¿¿¿¿¿
Can't find anywhere where Leica lists an image circle spec. However, given the image circle diameter necessary for the GF cameras, 54.27mm and the image circle necessary for a Leica M, 43.27, image quality beyond that 43mm diameter would be poor at best. Especially at maximum aperture where vignetting is already off by 4 stops in the corners when used on an M body. Corner sharpness follows a similar pattern of degradation as distance from center increases. So, no. Even if some light lands on the edges of the Fuji frame it will be dim and not sharp.
Answered by: Patrick
Date published: 2019-05-10

is this a grey market lens?

is this a grey market lens?
Asked by: Darryl
No, these are Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH. lenses intended for the US market. To avoid confusion, B&H labels gray-market or imported items in the item name and/or by the SKU number.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2023-05-24

Does this include the box, accessories and ...

Does this include the box, accessories and paperwork?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH. Lens (Silver) is a new lens. It comes with, In the Box; Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH. Lens (Silver) Front Lens Cap Leica Rear Lens Cap for M-Mount Lenses Presentation Box Limited 3-Year Warranty
Answered by: Rob K
Date published: 2021-08-26
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