2017 is definitely the year film photography made a solid comeback with the launching of several iconic brands and cameras. With less than 2 months left to this amazing year, Leica decided to join the party by reviving one of their legendary lenses – the Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2.
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This rendition of the iconic lens has the original design of the lens that was launched back in 1935 with a limited production of just 2,984 units. Unlike most lenses that go for optimal sharpness, the Thumbar-M boasts its deliberate soft focus effect that, according to Leica, is impossible to reproduce with today’s cameras and/or in digital post processing (feel free to prove them wrong).
Here are some of the photographs taken with the Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2.
The dreamy/romantic soft focus effect is created by deliberately under-corrected spherical aberrations. The creamy bokeh is produced by 20 aperture blades controlled by a step-less aperture ring, giving control precise control to the photographer.
The Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2 will be available mid-November 2017. As of this writing, Leica has yet to officially announce how much it would cost and the exact released date. We’ll keep you posted.
Visit the official website of Leica for more information about the Thambar-M.