August 2019
Photos: Ralf A. Niggemann

Seeing Is Believing

Photography has taught us to believe what we see. With the Leica Thambar-M 1:2,2/90, one is ready to renounce that belief. Ralf A. Niggemann took a stroll with the soft-focus lens in Leitz Park and brought back some incredible pictures.

The first Leica Thambar lens came into the market in 1935. In 2017, the new Thambar-M 1:2,2/90 was introduced. Its name is synonymous with pictorial aesthetics which mean “blurry, fuzzy, unfocused” (thambo) but also “amazement” (thambos) in classical Greek. One sees and is amazed.

“Whenever I take pictures with the Thambar, they turn into paintings.”
Ralf A. Niggemann

Leica World, Ernst Leitz Museum, Leica Store, and Leica Akademie: Leitz Park is a distinctive City of Optics of its own within the City of Optics Wetzlar. It is a unique place of photography and an exceptional place to take photographs in. If you don’t believe it, take a look yourself. The most beautiful photos of Leitz Park are presented online in the LFI.Gallery. > Gallery