If you’re impressed by the new iPhone’s portrait mode, get ready to be knocked off your feet. Leica, a brand synonymous with photographical innovation over the past 50 years, has developed a 75 mm lens that can make the mundane look revolutionary.
The German-based camera and lens manufacturer has scheduled the release of its new tool for early 2018. If you’re a photographer looking to up your game, I highly suggest you get in line. Sean Hopkins, an American artist and mechanical engineer, directly attributes his growth behind the camera to this lens. Looking to combine the technical with the creative, this innovation filled the exact need for his work.
The mechanical design of the Leica Noctilux-M 75 mm f/1.25 ASPH. Flaunts nine elements divided amongst six levels. Two aspherical structures are supported to maximize imaging capture and performance. Another floating element allows for precise focus and extreme magnification.
Leica spared no expense when innovating this design. Only glass with high levels of anomalous dispersion and minor chromatic dispersion were plotted for use in the build of the Noctilux-M. That attention to detail allows for the hyper-precise range of imaging performance.
While this design wows from a technical aspect, it shocks, aesthetically. The perceptible quality of craftsmanship and focus on essential details and features allows this lens to fit right in with the entire Leica line, which we have grown accustomed to expecting great things from.