This is the new Leica THAMBAR-M 90mm f/2.2 lens

This is the first leaked picture of the previously rumored Leica THAMBAR-M 90mm f/2.2 lens:

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  • FreeWorld

    Interesting lens to resurrect, it will be very interesting to see how well it’s received and how people end up using it.

  • Jeff Bridges

    Looks sweet! Very interested in this lens.

  • Wondering if Leica’s planning to release a new M3 next?

    • Matthew Pulzer

      They’ve got their eyes on a IIIa so they can start making an LTM Noctilux in safari green.

    • Noodle

      A digital M3? Why not, sounds like fun. It better have an EV comp dial with little magnifier window like the frame counter. ^^.

      • I was thinking about a rerun for the original film camera, but I would be more than happy to see the digital M3 with a viewfinder of higher magnification, the return of the goggles and film advance/shutter recock lever. 😀

  • The finely graduated aperture stops and DoF scale are a bit strange.
    Going from f/2.2 to f/2.4 is 1/4 stop.

    • I guess it’s a retro thing. The F-stops on my loaned Leica A Elmar 5cm f3.5 also read f4.5, 6.3, 9, 12.5, 18.

    • Noodle

      But the typography is spaced nicely. 😉

  • John-F

    If this Leica-M lens is real, it is using most interesting scales for both aperture and focusing data. IMHO, it looks like a lens designed with cinema-video in mind. And notice the dual aperture values: f-stops in white and T-stops (?) in red … Full aperture is/are marked f2.2 and f2.3… (or should that be T2.3?) What do you think ?

    Is Leica starting a new trend and will now produce M lenses for cinema-video for a future Leica M camera dedicated to 4K video?

  • ZMWT

    How many elements is in this lens? I hope results can be compared to Trimagon 95/2.5 because that is one remarkable portrait lens!

  • Mistral75

    Latest tweet from Nokishita Camera:

    – Leica will soon announce the Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2
    – Leica Stores [in Japan] will accept orders at a price of ¥800,280 incl. VAT [8% VAT in Japan; the Japanese price is equivalent to approx. $6,600]
    – scheduled release date: November 2017.

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