Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH

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Key Features

  • 50mm focal length
  • F0.95 maximum aperture; F16 minimum
  • Manual focus
  • 60mm filter thread
  • 1m/39.3" minimum focus

Product Description

A large, heavy, gorgeously-engineered piece of hardware, the Noctilux-M 50 mm F0.95 ASPH is guaranteed to turn heads. Its maximum aperture of F0.95 makes this Leica's fastest lens, but in practice, you'll struggle to get accurate focus 'wide open'. If you can get it right though, you'll be rewarded with uniquely shallow depth of field. The optical design comprises eight elements in five groups, with a floating rear element. Ideal for those holiday snapshots of life in first class.


Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 50 mm
Image stabilisation No
Lens mount Leica M
Maximum aperture F0.95
Minimum aperture F16.0
Aperture ring Yes
Elements 8
Groups 5
Special elements / coatings 2 aspherical elements 5 anomalous dispersion glass elements
Minimum focus 0.70 m (27.56)
Maximum magnification 0.059×
Autofocus No
Full time manual Unknown
Focus notes floating focus system
Distance scale Yes
DoF scale Yes
Weight 700 g (1.54 lb)
Diameter 73 mm (2.87)
Length 75 mm (2.96)
Materials metal barrel, metal mount
Filter thread 60 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar No
Notes built-in extendable hood


User Reviews

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  • dale thorn, Sep 5, 2013 GMT:
    Leica Noctilux 50 mm f0.95 lens for 'M' cameras

    The Noctilux is a large and heavy lens with the unusual maximum aperture of f0.95, and a price of about $11 thousand USD. Few people would see the need to pay this much for a lens whose image quality is bested by many cheaper lenses, and so the ultra-fast aperture of f0.95 is the sole justification for that price as far as I know. Once a user gets the Noctilux onto their camera and gets used to what it provides, they might feel better about their expenditure, since the speed is real and will ...

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