Tuesday, October 6, 2020



Leitz is expanding into new territory of next-generation optics

By Heinz Richter

Ernst Leitz Wetzlar GmbH, the cine lens branch of Leica is known for making some of the absolute best cine lenses on the market.

Best known for their prime lenses, SUMMILUX-C, SUMMICRON-C, M 0.8, and THALIA, the company has expanded into new territory with a new family of next-generation optics.

Leitz’s first is a set of 12 prime lenses.  Developed for full frame/VistaVision formats, the set ranges from 18 mm to 180 mm and features a T1.8 aperture.

The second is a new class of zoom lenses. These zooms are also designed for full frame/VistaVision coverage. The wider zoom is 25-75 mm and the longer one is 55 mm-125 mm. Both feature a consistent T2.8 aperture with no ramping throughout the range. The new lenses represent Leitz’s commitment to artistry and craftsmanship with expanded coverage for larger formats.

The set of primes and the set of zooms is available for order directly from Leitz staff.

These products represent the beginning of a new age of lens design and craftsmanship – The Age of Leitz.

While specifically designed for motion picture production, these lenses are also of interest to Leica M camera users since they can be used on these cameras with an adapter.

Leitz Cine Wetzlar (left center) with view toward the main building at Leitz Park in Wetzlar

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