Leica definitely wins the wow! factor award for this lens, the fastest one made. Perfect optics and construction, with a price insane even for Leica.
Not only is this $10,000 gem the priciest lens we've ever tested, it's the fastest one made-and the first manualfocus we've had on our bench in years. A full-framer, it scales up to 67mm on the Leica M8 and M8.2. Its two huge aspheric elements are made of ground and polished (not hybrid or molded) glass.
Clad in anodized matte-black aluminum, it weighs more than the M8-enough to tip the whole rig forward-and the barrel blocks a fraction of the viewfinder. A telescoping lens shade is built in.
|Full-Time Manual Focus Override:||No|
|Minimum Focal Length:||50 mm|
|Maximum Focal Length:||50 mm|