TTArtisan has unveiled a limited edition version of its 50mm f/0.96 lens for Leica M-Mount cameras that features a striking red finish to celebrate the Year of the Ox according to the Chinese Zodiac.
For those who are fans of the color red (or born in other Ox years like 1961, 1973 1985, 1997, or 2009), this lens would look great on any Leica M-Mount camera.
Looking at the actual specifications of the lens, it’s a wide-aperture normal-focal-length prime that features one large-diameter, double-sided aspherical element, and eight high refractive index elements that TTArtisans says suppress distortion and spherical aberration. The result is supposedly a more accurately rendered image with a high degree of sharpness.
It also features two extra-low dispersion elements that reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations. The 50mm f/0.95 is also equipped with a 14-bladed diaphragm for smooth defocused areas.
Both the black and silver iterations of the lens cost $755, but the Year of the Ox Limited Edition is going to cost you just a little bit more: $899. It is available from the TTArtisans online store while supplies last.
(via Imaging Resource)