Rangefinder Leica M Lenses

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Leitz Camera invented the M bayonet which kept almost the same over the last 50 years.

Naming convention of Leica M lenses - the lens names are describing the maximum lens aperture
Name Maximum aperture
Noctilux f/0.95 to f/1.2
Summilux f/1.4
Summicron f/2
Summarit f/2.5
Elmarit f/2.8
Elmar f/3.5
Super-Elmar f/3.8
Elmar f/4
Hektor f/4.5

Current Leica M lenses: http://en.leica-camera.com/photography/m_system/lenses/
Current line of Leica M lenses (Q1/2010)
Name Focal length / hor. angle Aperture Weight Dimensions (L x D)
Wide-Angle Lenses
TRI-ELMAR-M 16-18-21mm f/4 ASPH. 16-18-21mm f/4 to 22 335g 62mm x 54mm
SUPER-ELMAR-M 18mm f/3.8 ASPH. 18mm / 90° f/3.8 to 16 310g 58mm x 61mm
SUMMILUX-M 21mm f/1.4 ASPH. 21mm / 81° f/1.4 to 16 580g 66mm x 69.5mm
ELMARIT-M 21mm f/2.8 ASPH. 21mm / 81° f/2.8 to 16 300g 46mm x 58mm
SUMMILUX-M 24mm f/1.4 ASPH 24mm / 74° f/1.4 to 16 500g 58.5mm x 61mm
ELMARIT-M 24mm f/2.8 ASPH. 24mm / 74° f/2.8 to 16 290g 45mm x 58mm
ELMAR-M 24mm f/3.8 ASPH. 24mm / 74° f/3.8 to 16 260g 40.6mm x 53mm
SUMMICRON-M 28mm f/2 ASPH 28mm / 65° f/2 to 16 270g 40.8mm x 53mm
ELMARIT-M 28mm f/2.8 ASPH. 28mm / 65° f/2.8 to 22 180g 30mm x 52mm
SUMMILUX-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. 35mm / 54° f/1.4 to 16 320g 46.2mm x 53mm
SUMMICRON-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. 35mm / 54° f/2 to 16 255g 34.5mm x 53mm
SUMMARIT-M 35mm f/2.5  35mm / 54° f/2.5 to 16 220g 33.9mm x 51.4mm
Standard Lenses
NOCTILUX-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH. 50mm / 40° f/0.95 to 16 700g 75.1mm x 73mm
SUMMILUX-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. 50mm / 40° f/1.4 to 16 335g 52.5mm x 53.5mm
SUMMICRON-M 50mm f/2 ASPH. 50mm / 40° f/2 to 16 240g 43.5mm x 53mm
SUMMARIT-M 50mm f/2.5  50mm / 40° f/2.5 to 16 230g 33mm x 51.5mm
Telephoto Lenses
APO-SUMMICRON-M 75mm f/2 ASPH. 75mm / 27° f/2 to 16 430g 66.8mm x 58mm
SUMMARIT-M 75mm f/2.5  75mm / 27° f/2.5 to 16 345g 60.5mm x 55mm
APO-SUMMICRON-M 90mm f/2 ASPH. 90mm / 23° f/2 to 16 500g 78mm x 64mm
SUMMARIT-M 90mm f/2.5  90mm  / 23° f/2.5 to 16 360g 66.5mm x 55mm
APO-TELYT-M 135mm f/3.4 ASPH. 135mm / 15° f/3.4 to 22 450g 104.7mm x 58.5mm
Macro Lenses
MACRO-ELMAR-M 90mm f/4 90mm / 27° f/4 to 22 240g 59mm x 52mm

Very fast lenses
Lightweight lenses

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