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Leica Apo-Elmarit-R 180 mm

Manufacturer Leica
Model Apo-Elmarit-R 180 mm
Lens style Telephoto
Focal length 179 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Angle of view 13.7 o
Closest focusing distance 1.5 m
Maximum magnification 1:7
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 0
Auto focus type MF
Lens Construction 7 elements / 5 groups
Filter diameter 0 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Leica-R
Dimensions 76 x 132 mm
Weight 970 g
Additional information Internal thread for screw-in type filters E 67
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  1. Maximilian
    Maximilian 14 January 2011, 22:41
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    IP 93.217.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 1.500 EUR
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Significant image quality loss at close distances: at 2m (ca. 7 ft) edges and corners are not really good even at f/5.6 because sag. and tang. values drift strongly apart (tang. being much lower). No tripod mount included: at the price point a real shame.

    Pros: Spectacular image quality at middle and far distances, very even sharpness and contrast up to the image corners, best performance already at wide open, low distorsion, low vignetting, beautiful bokeh, natural & faithful color rendition. Mechanically superb, smooth focus ring, short minimum distance.

    Summary: A very, very fine lens, worth the high price. Reasonably light, easy to use. Likely the best landscape lens in this focal length region. Probably not the best portrait lens in this focal length region.

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