We have had quite a bit of news from Leica over the last few weeks.
On the camera front we have the new Leica CL (review here from Jonathan Slack), which is growing on me but I must keep saying no. For how I would use that camera an Olympus Pen-F would do just as well and for the price I could get a few nice Olympus lens as well. We also had a special edition Leica M240 in Red.
We had the second of Leica’s old classic lens released plus they have been releasing a few of the modern lens in the old classic look lens bodies.
We have been hearing rumours over the last couple of months of a new Noctilux and not a 50mm, but some have said it will be a wide angle others have been saying a short or long portrait lens either 75mm or 90mm. Well this week we finally had the official announcement.
The new Noctilux is a 75mm f/1.25 ASPH. In the sample photographs the images look absolutely stunning, the options available to you with depth of field and the stunning bokeh. The look you can achieve is outrageous but then so is the price.