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Leica Elmarit-R 19 mm f/ 2.8 (I) Lens

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Leica Elmarit-R 19 mm f/ 2.8 (I) lens

Leica Elmarit-R 19 mm f/ 2.8 (I) lens

Leica Elmarit-R 19 mm f/ 2.8 (I) lens

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Leica R, Leica R

First year of production: 1975

Last year of production: 1990

Optical design: 9 elements in 7 groups

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Average price: $1720


Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
19mmf/2.8f/16 0.382815/28,7

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The Leica Elmarit-R 19mm f/2.8 (version I) is an ultra-wide angle lens for Leica R SLR cameras.

This legendary lens was designed in 1975 by Walter Mandler. Version I is remarkable for its image quality at the center at medium apertures and soft corners. However in 1990 the lens was succeeded by the Leica Elmarit 19mm f2.8 (version I),  a more compact lens  with built-in filters.

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Posted by: Rabkor   Date of publication: 18.02.2013

Photos taken with this lens Leica Elmarit-R 19 mm f/ 2.8 (I):

Taiwan Temple
Autor: Sean Teng
2.5 0 1230

Taipei Street
Autor: Sean Teng
1 0 1232

Mechanical quality4.002
Optical quality4.502
Pricing / Value3.333
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