Created by experience

In the past 100 years, Leica’s engineers have gained superior expertise and experience in the development of high-performance lenses. In combination with state-of-the-art technology, they have created a new generation of lenses designed to give true and outstanding quality to every picture.

Head to Head in the “Green Hell”

The Leica Summarit-M 75mm f/2.4 at the vintage sports car trophy: AvD-Oldtimer-Grand-Prix

The annual historic motor sports festival "AvD-Oldtimer-Grand-Prix” is an absolute must for petrol heads, sports car enthusiasts and international legends of sports car racing. Taking place at the world-renowned Nürnburgring, the Grand Prix offered the opportunity to see a wide range of historic race cars and tremendously thrilling moments during the races in the "The Green Hell”, as the Nürnburgring was once nicknamed by Jackie Stewart. During the 42nd running of the Grand Prix, the notorious weather conditions of the Eifel Mountains again demanded the full range of skills from the drivers. Eventually, during the “Historic Marathon,” the audience witnessed how Walter Röhrl fought a dramatic neck-and-neck race in ferociously heavy rain. Leica photographer Michael Agel visited the vintage sports car trophy in August 2014 and captured the special atmosphere of the pit lane with the Leica Summarit-M 75mm f/2.4 and the Leica M (Type 240).

Head to Head in the “Green Hell”

THE KEY TO THE LEICA PICTURE

HIGH SPEED PRIME LENSES

The best lenses in available-light photography

All lenses are characterized by their compact design and impressive lens speed, yet they are also made to provide the most striking and uncompromising image quality - even at an aperture of f/1.4. In available-light photography they give a unique image look, with narrow depth of field, to the pictures.

Fast & compact lenses

Take powerful photographs anytime, anywhere.

The Leica M-System is known to be the most compact full-frame camera system. Thus we designed fast and compact lenses that not only use the finest lens elements, but also emphasize the M-System’s strengths. They are made to be used as standard lenses or to complete the compact travel equipment. Unique image quality is ensured even at open aperture and at the highest level.

ZOOM LENSES

Capture life with every detail

The Leica zoom lenses offer several focal lengths in one extremely compact package for all M cameras. Thanks to the Live View function, it is possible to use them as a continuous zoom lens with the new Leica M.

Behind-the-scenes: The Making of Leica Lenses

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