Leica has launched the Leica ELMARIT-S 30MM F/2.8 ASPH lens. It is a wide-angle lens for Leica S-system medium format DSLR with angle of view equivalent to 24mm in 35mm format that allows users to make creative composition especially in the fields of interior, architectural and landscape photography including a fast maximum aperture of f/2.8 that ideal for available-light photography and the conscious use of selective planes of focus. The lens ensure a perfect results in a wide range of photographic conditions with offers an outstanding imaging performance from the closest focus to infinity at all apertures, and brilliant colour rendition. The Leica ELMARIT-S 30MM F/2.8 ASPH also offers an excellent control of flare, extremely low distortion throughout its entire focusing range, ensuring high-contrast images, even when shooting a backlit subject. The lens will be available in the UK market in December 2011.

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Leica ELMARIT-S 30MM F/2.8 ASPH Specifications

Lens Type

High-speed wide-angle lens with two aspherical lens surfaces

Compatible cameras

All Leica S-System models

Image view

Approx. 84°, 74°, 53° (diagonal, horizontal, vertical), equivalent to approx. 24mm in 35 mm format

Optical design

Number of elements/groups: 13/9
aspherical surfaces: 2
position of entrance pupil: 33.3 mm (from first lens element)

Distance settings

Distance range: 0.5 m to ∞, combined scale metres/feet
Smallest object field/largest repro ratio:
approx. 330 x 495 mm/1:11


Electronically controlled diaphragm, selection dial on camera, including half values, lowest value 22


Leica S quick-change bayonet with contact strip for Leica

Filter mount

Internal thread for E82 filter; filter mount does not rotate

Lens hood

Lens hood (included), adjustable by bayonet

Surface finish

Black anodised


Length to bayonet mount: approx.128/156 mm (without/with lens hood)
Largest diameter: approx. 88/132 mm (without/with lens hood)

Weight Approx. 1,060 g

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