In 1966, the Noctilux 50 f/1.2 astounded expo visitors and the trade press with its positively revolutionary optical attributes. The lens offered a maximum aperture that was enormous by the standards of the time, in conjunction with an exceptional optical performance. This was partly due to the fact that the Noctilux was the world’s first serially produced lens to feature two aspherical elements.
Carefully adapted in line with modern lens design, the Leica Noctilux-M 1.2/ 50mm ASPH. marks the return of one of the most famous lenses made for the Leica M-System. Its light sensitivity (which is enormous even by today’s standards) further contributed to the Noctilux’s legendary status – as did its unique aesthetic: images captured at open aperture are imbued with a soft, almost dreamlike quality – creating an unmistakable look with an exquisite bokeh.
The lens comes in packaging inspired by the original box, and is complemented by the same lens container that was provided with the original Noctilux-M 1.2/ 50mm for safe keeping.