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Leica Noctilux-M 50 mm f/ 1 Lens

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Leica Noctilux-M 50 mm f/ 1 lens

Leica Noctilux-M 50 mm f/ 1 lens

Leica Noctilux-M 50 mm f/ 1 lens

Optical design

Leica Noctilux-M 50 mm f/ 1 optical design

Format: 35mm rangefinder

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Leica M

First year of production: 1976

Last year of production: 2008

Optical design: 7 elements in 6 groups

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The Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/1 is an ultra fast normal prime lens for Leica M rangefinder cameras.

The lens came in three versions:

  • 1976-1983 Е58 А61 580 g
  • 1983-1993 Е60 А62 580 g 
  • 1993-2008 Е60 А62 584 g (double telescopic lens hood)

In 2008 the lens was discontinued and replaced with the Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 Asph.

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Posted by: Ugin242   Date of publication: 02.03.2013

Mechanical quality4.502
Optical quality4.502
Pricing / Value2.002
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