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Apple's iPhone now supports Leica Noctilux, Summilux, and Co. lens simulation through new Leica Lux App

Leica brings numerous lens simulations to the Apple iPhone. (Image: Leica)
Leica brings numerous lens simulations to the Apple iPhone. (Image: Leica)
Leica is releasing a professional camera app for the Apple iPhone, which not only gives users full manual control over the cameras, but also access to eleven Leica looks and several simulations of Leica M lenses, some of which are legendary.

Leica presents a new camera app for the Apple iPhone, which gives users of models such as the iPhone 15 (approx. 920 euros on Amazon) full manual control over aperture, shutter speed, sensor light sensitivity, white balance, and focus. As iPhones do not have an adjustable aperture, this is merely simulated.

The app's highlight are the elaborate lens simulations, designed to give photos the look of legendary Leica M lenses. A total of five lenses are available to choose from at launch, including the Leica Noctilux-M 1.2/50 ASPH.(approx. 7,450 euros on Amazon), the Noctilux-M 0.95/50 ASPH., the Summilux-M 1.4/35 ASPH. and the Summilux-M 1.4/28 ASPH. Leica uses machine learning and computer vision to simulate the lenses and their bokeh as accurately as possible.

In addition, the app currently provides access to eleven Leica looks, as already known from cameras such as the Leica Q3 or smartphones such as the Xiaomi 14 Ultra, including Leica Contemporary, Leica Classic, and Leica Black & White. Leica promises more natural colors and contrasts compared to Apple's standard camera app.


Prices and availability

The Leica Lux App can now be downloaded free of charge from the iPhone App Store. The free version gives access to the aperture priority mode, and the simulation of the Leica Summilux-M 1.4/28 ASPH. as well as five Leica looks.

To use all the features of the app, a Leica Lux Pro subscription must be purchased for 7.99 euros per month. Subscribers get full manual control over exposure, focus and white balance, access to all eleven Leica Looks and five lens simulations, with more to come in the future. Photos can also be saved as Apple ProRAW in the free version, but unprocessed RAW files are only available to subscribers.

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Hannes Brecher, 2024-06- 6 (Update: 2024-06- 6)