Do you wish the classic Leica M lenses, with their iconic look, were better suited for large format cinematography? Well, Leitz has some great news for you. The new Leitz HUGO lenses use the same Leica M optics that have made the Leitz M 0.8 series so popular, but feature the same housing style and build quality that have helped make the Leitz's cinematography lenses a reliable choice in the demanding cine production field. Lightweight, with close-focusing capability, these new HUGO lenses are a wonder, blending the classic Leica M look with modern cine design for a lens that is up to the demands of today's fast-paced productions, while creating beautiful images.
The initial set of 7 HUGO lenses will include 21, 24, 28, 35, 50, 75, 90mm lenses, all with a fast speed of T1.5. A 50mm T1.0 will also be available. With an LPL mount, the lenses are ready for use on a wide variety of cameras that support LPL mounts, including those from ARRI, while an available LPL mount is available for Sony Venice users. The HUGO lenses will be fully supported by Leitz, with readily available replacements parts and optics to keep down time to a minimum. Future additions to the HUGO lens lineup will include an 18 and 135mm lens.
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