|Lens type||Prime lens|
|Max Format size||35mm FF|
|Focal length||50 mm|
|Lens mount||Leica M|
|Special elements / coatings||1 aspherical element|
|Minimum focus||0.70 m (27.56″)|
|Full time manual||Unknown|
|Focus notes||floating focus system|
|Weight||335 g (0.74 lb)|
|Diameter||54 mm (2.11″)|
|Length||53 mm (2.07″)|
|Materials||metal barrel, metal mount|
|Colour||black or chrome|
|Filter thread||46 mm|
A combination of the know-how of Leica’s engineers and the latest developments in manufacturing technology has resulted in this outstanding standard lens. It delivers high-contrast images, with high-resolution detail, even at its widest aperture, and down to its minimum focusing distance.
This is made possible by a number of factors including the use of a floating element, special glass types with unique refraction properties, and elements with aspherical surfaces.
The properties of this lens not only make it ideal for any photo situation demanding a handy all-rounder with the natural image angle of the 50 mm standard focal length, but also for available light situations, selective-focus shots, and even fine art photography – usually the preserve of much larger formats. Its wide-ranging versatility also makes it a top choice in assembling a Leica M lens outfit.