Noktor to Launch 50mm f/0.95 HyperPrime Lens for Leica M Mount

Shortly after startup lens maker Noktor went out of business, a company called SLR Magic decided to acquire the brand and continue the Noktor project. Now, the company is planning on launching a 50mm f/0.95 “HyperPrime” lens for the Leica M mount. It’ll be a 6-bit coded lens that’s significantly cheaper than the Noctilux lenses offered by Leica.

(via Steve Huff Photos)

  • Ranger 9

    It’d also better be significantly cheaper than the excellent Voigtlander 50mm f/1.1, or they’re going to be in a tough fight for a very small market slice.

    The good news: the M mount is a good choice for making a reasonably compact lens that can be adapted to all the mirrorless systems, and has a significant installed base of legacy cameras from Leica, Voigtlander, and Epson.

  • Salz

    Someone should make a cheaper M9 clone as well. I would grab one.

  • Brick Yang

    what the “6-bit coded” means?

  • Brick Yang

    what the “6-bit coded” means?

  • Michael Zhang

    Newer Leica lenses have a 6-color code on the metal mount that tells the camera which lens is being used, and the info is stored in the metadata:

  • will hall

    price on the site has it listed at $1000

  • will hall

    price on the site has it listed at $1000

  • tomasruskin

    Considering the Nokton 50/1.1 can be had for a little over that price, I wonder if there will be enough of a takeup?

    I’d love a 0.95, but couldn’t justify $1000 when I already have a well  built 1.1.

  • noss

    excellent Voigtlander 50mm f/1.1??? did you read this: ? :)

  • Henning Nilsen

    Sure… because we should listen to the guy saying sharpness doesn’t matter and that JPG is just as good as RAW.

  • Brad Maestas

    And here we are, late November 2013 and they still only offer the Cine version sans RF coupling. They ARE accepting custom orders for the RF-coupled version but for some reason they are only delivering to Hong Kong buyers! What is that about? Is this some sort of scheme to build excitement? If it is, it ain’t working.