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M Mounts up for Leica M 0.8 lenses

The new Leica M Mount for Arri Alexa Mini and Amira cameras allows them to use the Leica M 0.8 lenses (which have only recently started shipping).

“They are really small, lightweight and full-frame lenses, which is really important right now,” said CW Sonderoptic’s marketing manager, Laura Kaufmann. “If it was a PL or other mount, the lenses would be way bigger.”

There is also an adapter for Red cameras (made by Red), but this has been created by CW Sonderoptic, which builds Leica’s cine lenses. The mount will ship next month.

There are five M 0.8 lenses: 12, 24, 28 and 35mm (all f1.4) and the exceptionally wide 50-N, which opens up to f0.95, and covers full-frame (24x36mm sensors). The full set costs €39,500.