Leitz launches new Hugo cine lenses that recreate the look of the Leica M glass

Letiz Hugo cine lenses
(Image credit: Leitz)

Ernst Leitz Wetzlar, the premium lens manufacturer for motion picture and the television industry based in Wetzlar, also home to renewed camera manufacturer Leica, has announced the development of a new line of cinema lenses, the Leitz Hugo prime lenses. 

These Leitz Hugo prime lenses are designed to be small, fast, lightweight, and as close focusing as possible with the full personality and richness of Leica M lens glass, creating a character at capture. The initial set is based on seven full frame lenses that range from 21 mm to 90 mm, all featuring a fast aperture of T1.5, with 18mm and 135mm focal lengths to follow soon. A 50mm T1.0 aperture lens will also be available. The initial 7-lens set is priced at a whopping €107,300, which roughly converts to $106,200 with the 50 mm T1.0 at €18,900 / $18,700.

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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.