Back in November, Leica announced the Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH, one of the most exotic M lenses made to date, with an amazingly complex optical design and some very exotic glass. It’s also the largest and heaviest, weighing in just over 1kg (2.2 lbs). And the most costly, at $12,795. But, it certainly seems to offer a look and performance that is all but unmatched. For bokeh-seeking portrait photographers, the 75 Noctilux might be the very lens they’ve been searching for.
When one of the first 75 Noctilux lenses came across my desk yesterday, I took it into the studio for a quick unboxing and overview video. In the video, I talk about the brand new optical design, mount the lens on both the M10 and the SL bodies, and share my thoughts on this behemoth. Enjoy!