Leica 50 mm Standard Rangefinder Lenses is powerful and lightweight lens. Designed to be easy to operate, the Leica Summarit-M 50 mm f/2.5's applications are as varied as life itself. Camera accessory by Leica corresponds closely to the field of vision and viewing patterns of the human eye and offers an impressively neutral and natural perspective. On analog cameras, it is a brilliant standard lens while on the digital Leica M8, its 67 mm equivalent focal length makes it ideal for portraits or picking out precise details.
The 50 mm Summarit-M by Leica is tailor-made for everyday photography. Its lens speed is perfectly adapted for all common applications. It is an updated double-Gauss six-element construction based on our tried and tested design. All of this means that this particular Summarit-M makes the Leica M easier to experience than ever before, without cutting any corners in terms of optical performance.
The tried and well-proven optical design of this Leica camera accessory provides for a perfection of picture quality extending all the way to the extreme corners of the image field even at full aperture, as well as outstanding contrast throughout, at all apertures, even at close distances. Stopping down to f/2.8 or f/4 brings only a minimal increase in contrast. Distortion is extremely low and practically invisible. Its well-balanced design makes this ideal standard lens an outstanding choice in terms of all criteria, including image quality, speed, size, weight and price. It is also available in combination with the Leica M7 as part of the entry-level set.
After more than 30 years, Leica breaks its own record and introduces the world's highest-speed aspherical lens: the Leica NoctiLux-M 50 mm f/0.95 ASPH. It is the successor to the famous Leica NoctiLux-M 50 mm f/1 ASPH., which was added to the product range in 1975. Thanks to state-of-the-art optics and mechanical technologies, Leica has succeeded in achieving substantial improvements over the previous model. With nearly identical dimensions, a noticeable increase in lens speed has been achieved. The extremely shallow depth of field (DOF) at open aperture produces portraits and detailed studies of unequalled aesthetic effect. Even when just slightly stopped down, the result is outstanding image quality, comparable to the Leica SummiLux-M 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH, which is considered the best standard lens ever produced. When used in available light photography, the lens exceeds the perception of the human eye. Even the light from one candle can be sufficient for handheld photography. A "floating element" retains high image quality even in the close-up range. Vignetting and distortion have also been visibly improved compared to the 50mm f/1.
- Available Models of Leica 50mm Rangefinder Lenses:
- 11644: Leica Summarit-M 50mm / f2.5 Black E 39 Rangefinder Standard Lens
- 11826: Leica 50mm Summicron-M f 2.0 E-39 Rangefinder Lens
- 11602: Leica NoctiLux-M 50 mm / 1:0.95 ASPH E60 Rangefinder Lens