The Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 is a $12,795 Bokeh-Lover’s Dream Lens

Leica today announced the new Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH, a lens that delivers a “hair-thin depth of focus” that “isolates subjects with extreme precision.”

This latest lens adds to the legacy of the Noctilux family, which was started by the introduction of the Leica Noctilux 50mm f/1.2 at Photokina back in 1966.

“All Noctilux-M lenses to this day are special for their rendering and aesthetic when shot wide-open, yielding a three-dimensional ‘pop’ that separates its subjects from the background like no other lenses,” Leica says. “The out-of-focus areas behind the subject is smooth and pleasing to the eye, giving a lovely soft background even in the darkest of lighting scenarios.”

The Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH features an even shallower depth of field than the modern Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 APSH. It has a close focusing distance of 0.85mm (~2.8 feet) and a reproduction ratio of 0.85mm.

Inside the lens is an 11-blade aperture that produces a pleasing bokeh in out of focus areas of photos.

On the front of the Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 is an integrated lens hood that can be extended or retracted by simply twisting the lens. There’s also a tripod adapter for mounting the lens onto a tripod.

Here are some sample photos by photographer Sean Hopkins showing what this lens can do (and it’s “hair-thin depth of focus”):

The Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH will have a price tag of $12,795 when it hits store shelves in the beginning of 2018.