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.

Into the Dark

The Leica Summilux-M 1:1,4/50 mm ASPH. at Wacken Open Air

25 year ago it has been an exceptional idea: North of Hamburg, in the tiny village of Wacken, local Heavy Metal Bands played for some hundert fans in a tent on the countryside. Today 85.000 paying visitors make a pilgrimage to "Wacken Open Air" celebrating at the worlds largest Heavy Metal Festival. The heart of the festival are not only the conducting bands but more the "Wacken Family", the parties and peaceful celebration. Leica potographer Michael Agel visited the festival once more this year – and capured the special atmosphere of the "black giant", as the "Rolling Stone" titeled the festival, with the Leica Summilux-M 1:1,4/50 mm ASPH. at the Leica M Monochrom.

Into the Dark

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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