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Leica Announces M 0.8 Cinema Lenses

Leica and sister company CW Sonderoptic have announced the new Leica M 0.8 lenses at IBC, bringing Leica’s well-known M glass still photography lenses to the cinema world.

Explains NewsShooter, “The Leica M 0.8 lenses retain all the classic image characteristics of the regular Leica M lenses, but feature a smooth iris rotation and larger 0.8 module / 32 pitch gear rings for focus and iris. Redesigned mechanics allow them to work seamlessly with traditional cine accessories such as follow focus and FIZ systems. They will be purpose-built, assembled and calibrated on the regular Leica M line at Leica Camera in Wetzlar.”

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