Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH. Lens Officially Announced

Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH. Lens Officially Announced

Leica has just announced the Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH. lens. This is the new low-light monster and according to Leica, it boasts ‘impeccable speed’ and ‘exceptional imaging performance’ as well as “hair-thin depth of focus [that] isolates subjects with extreme precision.”

The Noctilux-M 75 mm f/1.25 ASPH. is the ideal optic in portrait and close-up photography, including a shallower depth of focus than that of the Noctilux-M 50 mm f/0.95 ASPH. and a close focusing distance of 0.85m, making for a reproduction ratio of 1:8.8 for even more precise isolation of subjects. Additionally, the eleven blades of its iris ensure a soft and harmonious bokeh in out-of-focus areas.

The Leica Noctilux-M 75 mm f/1.25 ASPH will be available at Leica Stores, Boutiques and Dealers at the beginning of 2018. According to Leica, the lens will retail for $12,795.

Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH. Lens Announced, Price $12,795

The Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH. features the convenience of an integrated lens hood, which can be extended or retracted in one simple twist. The lens is complemented by a tripod adapter for safe and secure mounting of the lens on a tripod.

Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH. Lens Officially Announced

Technical Data

Angle of view 
(diagonal, horizontal, vertical)
For 35 mm format (24 x 36 mm):~ 32°, 27°, 18°

For Leica M8 models (18 x 27 mm):

~ 24°, 20°, 14°, equivalent to FL of ~ 100 mm in 35 mm format1

Optical designNumber of elements/groups

Aspherical surfaces

Position of entrance pupil

(at infinity)


26.9 mm (in front of the bayonet)

FocusingWorking range


Smallest object field/

largest reproduction ratio

0.85 m to ∞Combined metre/feet graduation

For 35 mm format: ~ 212 x 318 mm / 1:8.8,
For Leica M8 models: ~ 159 x 238 mm / 1:8.8


Smallest aperture

With click stops, half-stop detents16
BayonetLeica M quick-change bayonet with 6-bit bar coding for Leica M digital cameras2
Filter mountInner thread for E67 screw-mount filters, non-rotating
Lens hoodIntegrated, with twist-out function
ViewfinderCamera viewfinder3
FinishBlack anodised
Dimensions and weightLength to bayonet flange

Largest diameter


~ 91 mm~ 74 mm

~ 1055 g

Compatible camerasAll Leica M-Cameras34, Leica SL-Cameras with Leica M-Adapter L
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