Friday, September 19, 2008

Leica debuts world's fastest lens

Digital Photography Review reports: [edited]

Breaking the optical “sound barrier” of lens speed 1.1 has been the Holy Grail of lens design for many years. Leica is to launch the world’s first aspherical f/0.95 prime lens the NOCTILUX-M 50 mm f/0.95 ASPH.

At the new 0.95 full aperture, depth of field is shallow enough to allow the most aesthetic portraits or detailed studies. Low light becomes less of a barrier, with the LEICA NOCTILUX surpassing the speed of the human eye.

Available from February 2009, the LEICA NOCTILUX-M 50 mm f/0.95 ASPH will cost £6290 (inc VAT).


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