Leica launches new $7,900 Noctilux 50mm f/1.2 rangefinder camera lens

Leica Noctilux-M 50 f/1.2
(Image credit: Leica)

Leica has just announced the latest version of one of its most famous Leica M lenses, the Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/1.2 ASPH – and it is available now for a reassuringly expensive $7,900 / £6.700 / AU$11,300.

We initially spotted the Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/1.2 ASPH on the manufacturer's UK Twitter account . This new lens has been carefully adapted to the design of contemporary optics and, despite modern technology, it delivers the unique look that continues to impress creative photographers today.

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.