Released in 1935, the original Thambar lens quickly gained a reputation for pleasing soft-focus and unmatched bokeh. The new Leica Thambar-M 1:2.2/90 Lens will likely do the same. It uses the same design of four elements in three groups, only now single-coated for protection, meaning it delivers the same characteristic focus as the original. Meanwhile, the 20-blade iris provides perfectly round bokeh. The lens' external design is nearly the same, as well, with a black finish, similar proportions, and white/red aperture engravings.