Hugo

The Leitz HUGO lenses are designed to be small, fast, lightweight, and as close focusing as possible with the full personality of the Leica M lens glass creating character at capture. The initial set of 7 full frame lenses ranges from 21 mm to 90 mm, all T1.5, with 18 mm and 135 mm focal lengths to follow soon. A 50 mm T1.0 lens is also available.

 

Building on the popularity of the Leitz M 0.8 series, the Leitz HUGO lenses use the same Leica M optics, but feature a completely new housing design and build quality to match existing Leitz cinematography lenses. These lenses will have an LPL mount as well as the traditional cine orientation of focus and iris scales, expanded focus scales with a 270° rotation, and greatly increased close focus ability. They remain incredibly compact and lightweight starting at 1.78 lbs / .81 kg, and between 2.7 - 4.4” (68 - 112 mm) in length. Lens mounts can be swapped to Leica M mount or Leica L mount as well.

 

Like other Leitz cine lenses, the HUGO series will have readily available parts, replacement elements, and lens technician training will ensure reliable and consistent use for many years. Existing M 0.8 lenses will be eligible for a conversion to HUGO lenses in the future. Pricing and availability to be determined.

 

The Leitz HUGO lenses take their name from esteemed engineer Hugo Wehrenfennig whose work for Leica Camera (then Ernst Leitz GmbH, Wetzlar) included creating the iconic Leica M bayonet mount still in use today along with many of the early M series lenses.

 

The Leica M mount features a shallow flange depth of 27.8 mm, which was the key to designing small, fast, high quality lenses that have been a staple of street photographers, war correspondents, and adventurers who need to move light, travel far, and shoot quickly for nearly seven decades. The Leitz HUGO lenses capture that same spirit and bring the iconic images of M glass with its rich colors, artful flares, and rounded image field into the world of moving pictures with uncompromising quality, durability, and flexibility.

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Hugo 21 white straight

Ultra Fast Optics

At T1.5, the HUGO lenses are among the fastest full frame lenses available.

HUGO auf Venice

Compact and Feather Light

Designed for the rigors of production with an emphasis on small, lightweight housings.

HUGO on HENRI 1

M Glass Character

Iconic Leica M glass that captures faces and skin tones with a timeless style and fidelity. 

HUGO on HENRI 2

Ready for Set

Production-ready mechanics with rigid LPL mounts and full focus throws.

Technical Specifications

Focal Length

21 mm

24 mm

28 mm

35 mm

50 mm

75 mm

90 mm

50-N mm

Aperture

T1.5

T1.5

T1.5

T1.5

T1.5

T1.5

T1.5

T1.0

Image Circle

43.3 mm

Close Focus (ft)

1'

1'

1'2"

1'2"

1'8"

2'6"

2'10"

1'8"

Close Focus (m)

0.3

0.3

0.35

0.36

0.5

0.75

0.85

0.5

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

81.1°

74.4°

65.5°

54.4°

38.6°

27°

22.6°

38.1°

Horizontal angle of view "Super 35" 24.9 mm x 18.7 mm

61.1°

55.3°

47.9°

39°

27.2°

18.9°

15.8°

26.8°

Weight (lb)

1.85

1.9

1.83

1.78

1.9

3.2

3.04

2.45

Weight (kg)

0.84

0.86

0.83

0.81

0.86

1.45

1.38

1.11

Length (in / mm)

2.7"/ 68

2.7" / 68

2.7" / 68

2.7" / 68

2.7" / 68

4.4" / 112

4.4" / 112

3.2" / 82

Lens Mount

LPL, L, M

Front Diameter

95 mm

Front Filter

M 92 mm x 1 screw-in

Matched Focus/Iris Ring Locations

All focal lengths

Focus Rotation

270°

Iris Rotation

70.5°

70.5°

70.5°

70.5°

70.5°

70.5°

70.5°

70.5°

Focus Scales

Easy change from imperial to metric

Iris Blades

11 Blades

Iris Shape

Circular through all stops

Extras

Stepdown 114 95mm seperate

MACROLUX 114

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Macrolux 2 1 1

MACROLUX 95

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L to PL | L to LPL

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