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Leica 50 mm Standard Rangefinder Lenses Product Info

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 imagelife 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

Specifications for Leica 50 mm Standard Rangefinder Lenses:

Model: 11644 11826 11602
Angle of view (diagonal, horizontal, vertical): For 35 mm (24 x 36 mm) - 47, 40, 27, for LEICA M8 (18 x 27 mm) - 36, 30, 20, corresponds to a focal length of approx. 67 mm with 35 mm-format 47, 40, 27 47, 40, 27
Number of lenses/groups: 6/4 6/4 8/5
Focus length: 50.1 mm 52.3 mm 52.3 mm
Position of entrance pupil: 28.0 mm (related to the first lens surface in light direction) 25.1 mm (related to the first lens surface in light direction) 50.6 mm (related to the first lens surface in light direction)
Focusing range: 0.8 m to endless 0.7 m to Infinity 1 m to infinity
Scales: Combined meter/feet graduation combined meter/feet-increments Combined meter/feet graduation
Smallest object field / Largest reproduction ratio: For 35 mm, approx. 338 x 508 mm/1:14.1, for LEICA M8, approx. 254 x 380 mm/1:14.1 277 mm x 416 mm/1: 11.5 406 mm x 608 mm / 1:17
Setting/Function: Preset, with click-stops, half values available with clickstops (including half values), manual diaphragm With click-stops, half values available
Lowest value: 16 16 16
Bayonet: Leica M quick-change bayonet with 6 bit lens identification bar code for digital M models Leica M quick-change bayonet Leica M quick-change bayonet with 6 bit lens identification bar code for digital M models
Filter mount/Lens hood: Non-rotating, internal thread for screw-on filters size E39, external thread with stop for lens hood, protection ring for external thread included in delivery, lens hood available as accessory internal thread for screw-in type filters E 39; built-in, telescopic Screw-on filter E60 with accessory filter holder, Yes, extendable
Length: approx. 33.0 mm 43.5 mm approx. 75.1 mm
Largest diameter: approx. 51.5 mm 53 mm approx. 73 mm
Weight: approx. 230 g 240 g approx. 700 g

Package Contents:

  • Leica 50 mm Rangefinder Standard Lens

Leica 50 mm Standard Rangefinder Lenses Unorderable Models

Leica 50mm / f2.5 Black (E39) Lens, MPN: 11644, UPC: 799429116446, Code: LE-DA-50mm-11644
Leica 50mm / f2.0 (E39) Lens 11826, MPN: 11826, Code: LE-DA-50mm-11826
Leica 50mm / f0.95 ASPH. (E60) Lens, MPN: 11602, UPC: 799429116026, Code: LE-DA-50mm-11602

Leica 50 mm Standard Rangefinder Lenses Comments

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Helpful Positive Review Tiny but won't let you down. by Legacy Reviewer, June 22, 2011
It is the cheapest M lens, also the tiniest. However, the performance will not let you disappoint, while not surprise you either. I often shoot with it wide open at f2.5, unless over exposure warns me. When you retract it to f8, it is as easy as othe...
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