The Best Leica Lenses for Film Photography

The best thing about the Leica M mount is that it’s so old. So many things are possible with that camera mount. But most importantly, it spans from the film days well into digital mirrorless cameras. Lucky for you, we’ve reviewed every Leica M-mount lens currently available. So we’re rounding up the best Leica lenses for film photography that we’ve got within this roundup. And we hope it helps you.

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We Loved These Beautiful Leica Lenses for Portrait Photography

There are very few things that render like Leica lenses. Last year, we spent the entire year reviewing every Leica lens they currently sell. And with that, we found lots of different ways to cater to different crowds. Browse any photography subreddit and you’ll probably find folks talking about the Leicas. Well, we dove into our Guide to Leica Lenses and we found some of our favorite Leica Lenses for portrait photography. They’re right here for you to enjoy.

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Essentials: The Leica 75mm F1.25 Pairs Well with Kodak Ektachrome 100

Essentials is a series featuring products we’re currently lusting over in quick, bite-sized posts.

No matter how many photographers say that you should stop fixating on perfect bokeh, I’m not sure how many photographers can truly gawk at what the Leica 75mm f1.25 Noctilux is capable of. “But the price!” is what the IRL version of the Simpson’s Comic Book guy will say behind the protection of his PC screen and the broadband internet that he uses from his mom’s basement. Yes, the Leica 75mm f1.25 Noctilux is expensive. But the Leica 75mm f1.25 Noctilux isn’t a purchase you make because it’s logical or because you’ll get the greatest images out of it. Quite honestly, you buy it because you want it. And to hit home even harder, I’m positive most of you are into photography because you want to be. It’s a hobby that has practicality, unlike watches and whiskey. And if you pair the Leica 75mm f1.25 Noctilux with a fine film like Kodak Ektachrome, the resulting images are bound to remind you why you adore this hobby so much.

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