This latest lens adds to the legacy of the Noctilux family, which was started by the introduction of the Leica Noctilux 50mm f/1.2 at Photokina back in 1966.
“All Noctilux-M lenses to this day are special for their rendering and aesthetic when shot wide-open, yielding a three-dimensional ‘pop’ that separates its subjects from the background like no other lenses,” Leica says. “The out-of-focus areas behind the subject is smooth and pleasing to the eye, giving a lovely soft background even in the darkest of lighting scenarios.”
The Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH features an even shallower depth of field than the modern Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 APSH. It has a close focusing distance of 0.85mm (~2.8 feet) and a reproduction ratio of 0.85mm.
Inside the lens is an 11-blade aperture that produces a pleasing bokeh in out of focus areas of photos.
On the front of the Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 is an integrated lens hood that can be extended or retracted by simply twisting the lens. There’s also a tripod adapter for mounting the lens onto a tripod.
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Leica has just announced a new special edition of the Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) called the “Stealth Edition.” If you’re a fan of minimalism and matte black, this may be a look that tickles your fancy.
The camera was designed by Marcus Wainwright, the founder and CEO of the fashion label Rag & Bone. A fan of black-and-white photography — the Leica M Monochrom is a B&W-only camera — Wainwright wanted to emphasize the stealthy nature of shooting Leica cameras.
The Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) “Stealth Edition” features a matte black look over its entire body — even most of the standard white lettering on the buttons have been darkened. It also comes with a matching Summicron-M 35 mm f/2 ASPH lens.
But take the camera into a dark environment and another unique design feature appears: the lettering and accents of the camera glow in the dark.
“For me the Leica M system personifies the pursuit of perfection in an object designed for a singular purpose,” Wainwright says. “Inspired by that, I was aiming to try and further refine and perfect the M Monochrom – an almost impossible task – by distilling it to its purest form and highlighting the stealth nature of the camera and lens.”
“The ‘Stealth Edition’ of the Leica M Monochrom is quite possibly the most discreet camera on the market today, with both camera and lens dressed in an unassuming black matte finish and minimal branding to eliminate any distractions from the purity and integrity of the design,” Leica says. “Only the most important engravings for photographic settings are highlighted on both the camera and lens, each crafted with a with a striking glow in dark fluorescent paint for optimal use in low-light situations.
“A jet-black, extremely smooth cowhide leather trim adds a layer of texture to the camera and excellent grip for the on-the-go photographer.”
Anyone interested in the set feel free to call or stop by the store anytime for more information 201-664-4113
Leica has recently announced the new Leica M10 Camera. It is the slimmest digital Leica M ever. Some of the new features of the M are listed below
First Leica M with integrated WiFi
All new 24 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor
ISO 100-50,000 for better photos in low light
New Maestro II processor and 2 GB buffer that now allows up to 5 fps with a longer continuous shooting
Brass and magnesium-alloy body with Corning Gorilla Glass LCD cover
It is weather resistant to withstand light rain and dust
Improved viewfinder provides 30% larger field of view, an increased magnification factor of 0.73x, and a 50% increase of the eye-relief distance. Great for those who wear glasses.
New ISO dial for direct access to essential settings, even when the camera is OFF
The Leica Visoflex compatibility for high resolution electronic viewfinder with GPS
It is priced at $6,595 and available in black or silver chrome. You can pre-order the Leica M10 along with its new accessories by contacting us through our website, phone or by coming into the store to speak with one of our specialists. We are more than happy to help!
Also if you are interested in trading in a camera or lens towards the M10 feel free to bring it in to one of our specialists or give us a call for a quote!