50mm f/0.95

Leica M6J + Canon 50mm F0.95

The Canon 50mm f0.95 is the stuff of legend. Sure it wasn’t particularly sharp, and depth of field was so short that you’re unlikely to get an entire face in focus, but the notion of a lens that bright is more than a little attractive (even if you’re unlikely to have enough light to focus at all if you’re in a situation where you need the f0.95 maximum aperture).

So the announcement of a new 50mm f0.95 lens, this time from Leica and with sharper optics, is probably an angel song to some. It’s a little spendy for me to put on my lens lust list, but it’s good to know such a lens exists.