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Leica APO-Tele-Elmar-S 1:3.5/180 - viewcamerastore

Leica APO-Tele-Elmar-S 1:3.5/180

  • $7,250.00

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An extremely powerful, apochromatically correct telephoto lens, available with or without central shutter and equally suitable for portraits and long-distance shots. Three of the nine lens elements perform the focusing of the lens, for excellent sharpness down to the close-up limit of 1.5 meters, even at full aperture. Special glass types with low dispersion, anomalous partial dispersion and a high index of refraction ensure the exceptional imaging performance of this lens.


The exceptional speed and high performance of the Leica Apo Elmar-S 180 mm f/3.5 sets new standards of quality for handheld telephoto photography, because the contrast performance of this lens is exceptional in both its excellence and consistency. The lens, also available with a central shutter, is ideal for capturing subjects at greater distances and is simultaneously an excellent portrait lens. Its excellent sharpness is guaranteed at all distances and apertures – even wide open at its close-focusing limit of 1.5 metres.


The apochromatically corrected Leica Apo-Elmar-S 180 mm f/3.5 features nine lens elements in seven groups. Six elements are made from glasses with anomalous partial dispersion, and two of these have particularly low dispersion. This ensures optimum elimination of chromatic aberrations. In addition, three elements made of glass with a high refractive index almost fully eliminate monochromatic aberrations.


Lenses/groups: 9/7
Optical design: Internal focusing
Image angle: (diagonal, horizontal, vertical) approx. 17°, 14°, 9.5°, approx. corresponds to 144mm in 35mm format
Aperture range: 3.5 to 32
Shortest distance: 1.5 m
Largest image scale: 1:7
Filter thread size: 72 mm
Dimensions (diameter/length): 88 mm/151 mm
Weight: 1150g

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