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Tiny, handmade 28mm f/2 lens by MS Optics is one of the smallest you'll ever see

Hidden in the tightly packed streets of Honcho, Japan, Miyazaki Sadayasu (aka Mr. Miyazaki) runs MS Optics, a one-man company that produces limited-run lenses for Leica cameras.

Over the years, Mr. Miyazaki has unveiled incredible lenses for all kinds of Leica M-mount cameras, each of them smaller and more unique than the last.

The latest lens to come out of Mr. Miyazaki’s lab is the Apoqualia-G 28mm f/2, a lens not much bigger than two camera body caps stacked on top of one another. As is the case with MS Optics lenses, each of the lenses comes with a very detailed description of the details of the lens and its performance, handwritten by the man himself, Mr. Miyazaki.

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Straying from proven lens designs that ultimately yield larger lens designs, Mr. Miyazaki researched and tweaked what’s known as a compact gauss formula lens to create a 28mm lens far smaller than almost anything else you’ll find, especially with the incredibly fast f/2 maximum aperture.

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The Apoqualia-G 28mm f/2 measures in at 50mm in diameter, 9.8mm in depth, and weighs a measly 70 grams. Inside, the lens is composed of six elements in four groups.

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The lens comes in both black and silver and costs approximately $970. As is the case will all MS Optics, the lenses will be available for pre-order and will ship on a first-come-first-serve basis as they are manufactured.

You can pre-order your own Apoqualia-G 28mm f/2 on Japan Camera Hunter’s online store.