Leica’s ‘new’ Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 costs $325 per aperture blade

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Leica’s newest lens is actually one of its oldest. The Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 is a (slightly) modernized recreation of a classic 1930s design, famed for decades thanks to its unique soft focus rendering for portraits. At $6500 it costs a pretty penny too, which for our own amusement we figured works out to $325 for each of its 20 aperture blades.

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