A New Way to Look at Light, Skin Tones and Color

For over 60 years the M full frame lenses have captured unique, iconic images around the world. Now Leitz Cine Wetzlar, sister company to Leica Camera, is bringing the characteristics of these lenses directly to the cinema world with their new M 0.8 lenses. The M 0.8 lenses interpret light and skin tones with a unique sense of clarity, color and charisma. Now it is easier than ever to bring that character to the world of moving pictures.

Leitz selected 8 lenses for this series, choosing the fastest in each focal length. They include: 21mm f/1.4, 24mm f/1.4, 28mm f/1.4, 35mm f/1.4, 50mm f/1.4 and f/0.95 Noctilux, 75 mm f/2.0 and 90 mm f/2.0. The lenses are available individually or as a set.

Where the M 0.8 lenses truly distinguish themselves is in the look that they deliver to digital cameras. Their character is unlike anything else in the cinema world at this time with an emotional tone to the images that is at once impossible to put into words, yet intimately familiar to the senses. The way the M 0.8 lenses render light, give depth to skin tones, shape highlights and roll off focus bring a new opportunity for creativity to all image seekers.

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Analog Look

The M 0.8 lenses are not technically vintage, but their image profile preserves some of what has been lost in modern lens design. Their subtle center-weighted field of focus and curving focus roll off create a dimensionality that has always set M lenses apart from more advanced optics that can be precise to the point of boring.

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Natural Depth

Modern lenses pop into focus in a flat and layered manner that appears unrealistic by drawing attention to themselves. The M 0.8 lenses roll into focus on a curve that more accurately recreates natural perception and the imperfection of the natural world. This creates images that feel different and dimensional, that appear satisfying on a subconscious level.

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Size Matters

The M 0.8 line of lenses consists of 7 focal lengths from 21mm to 90mm. These lenses are among the smallest lenses that can be used with cine accessories on professional cameras. They open up new worlds for compact cameras, drones, gimbals and underwater camera configurations to allow your cinematic vision to expand.

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Best of the Best

The M 0.8 lenses are assembled on the Leica M lens production line using the best components available. Each piece of glass is hand-selected and undergoes 3-4 times as much cleaning as traditional M lenses to assure performance.

Shot with M 0.8 lenses

Check out these short films that were all shot on our M 0.8 cine lenses.

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Technical Specifications

Focal Length (mm)

21 mm

24 mm

28 mm

35 mm

50 mm

50 mm

75 mm

90 mm

Aperture

f/1.4

f/1.4

f/1.4

f/1.4

f/1.4

f/0.95

f/2.0

f/2.0

Image Circle

Full Frame (24 mm 36 mm)

Close Focus (ft)

2'3"

2'3"

2'3"

2'3"

2'3"

3’3”

3’3”

3’3”

Close Focus (m)

0.7

0.7

0.7

0.7

0.7

1

0.7

1

Horizontal angle of view "Full Frame" 36 mm x 24 mm

81.2º

73.7º

65.5º

54.4º

39.6º

39.6º

27º

22.6º

Horizontal angle of view "Super 35" 24.9 mm x 18 mm

61.3º

54.8º

47.9º

39.2º

28º

28º

18.9º

15.8º

Weight (lb)

1.1

1.1

1.1

0.8

1

1.8

1.3

1.3

Weight (g)

515

505

480

380

466

835

572

605

Length (in)

3.4

3.4

3.8

2.9

3

3.9

3.4

3.7

Length (cm)

8.7

8.7

8.3

7.4

7.5

9.8

8.7

9.5

Lens Mount

Leica M

Front Diameter

80

Screw-in FIlter

77

Mounts

M Mount for Sony Venice | ARRI Alexa Mini LF | ARRI ALEXA Mini | ARRI Amira

Extras

Leitz M Mount Adapter Arri Alexa Mini Amira

ARRI ALEXA MINI LF | ARRI ALEXA MINI | ARRI AMIRA

Create the smallest, fastest, most compelling camera package possible by using Leica M 0.8 lenses on the ARRI ALEXA Mini LF, ARRI ALEXA Mini and AMIRA camera.

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Leitz M Mount Adapter Sony

SONY VENICE

The Sony Venice cinema camera is a perfect match for the fast, compact and iconic M 0.8 lenses. Originally designed for full frame coverage, the Leitz M 0.8 lenses take full advantage of the Venice sensor in a way that highlights all the characteristics that make these lenses unique in the world of motion picture optics.

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Resources

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Data Sheet English Download

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Data Sheet Spanish Download

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Data Sheet French Download

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Camera and Format Compatibility Download

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Focus Marks - Meter Download

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Focus Marks - Feet Download

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Lens- Mount and Camera Compatibility Download

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Mount for ARRI ALEXA Mini LF, Mini and AMIRA Download

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M Mount for Sony Venice Download

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