New Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH

Discussion in 'Leica M and LTM Lenses' started by JonVdG, Nov 29, 2017.

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  1. JonVdG

    JonVdG Leica Place Regular

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    Apr 29, 2016
    Boulder, Colorado
    Jon
    Leica's newest portrait / near telephoto was announced today. I personally don't need that kind of speed or shallow DOF at 75mm, but it could be a great lens for those who do. And for only $13,000.

    Link to Leica Store Miami for more details: Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH
     
  2. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    Canon and others have had fast portrait telephoto's around for a while- will be interesting to see if sales come anywhere near the 50/0.95.
    I have a difficult enough time with my Canon 85/1.5 for accurate focus. I never went with a Nikkor 85/1.4 on the F2 and Df- stuck with the 85/2 and 85/1.8.
     
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  3. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    I am content with the Summilux 75/1.4. Using the lens at 1.4 means that I must chosen between an eye in focus (or the other eye) or nose or forehead or .... the dof is too shallow. The 75/1.25 must be "worse".
     
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  4. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    DOF can be spread out by over-correcting or under-correcting for spherical aberration. The Canon 85/1.5 plays this "trick", otherwise would have less DOF than the 75/1.25.
     
  5. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    I love using the legendary Canon 85/1.5. It is a very special lens by Canon. Using it on a digtal camera allows us to quickly correct any focus issues. Digital cameras brought such lenses "added value" since these lenses became more useful.
     
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  6. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 1, 2013
    75mm at f1.25 - that will be some thin DOF. The times I could really use f1.25 at 75mm might be ... one in a thousand?