Leica APO-Tele-Elmar-S 180mm f/3.5 CS Lens

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Leica APO-Tele-Elmar-S 180mm f/3.5 CS Lens

Leica APO-Tele-Elmar-S 180mm f/3.5 CS Lens The Leica APO-Tele-Elmar-S 180mm f/3.5 CS Lens is a superior-quality telephoto characterized by an extremely wide lens opening to enable portraits with a shallow depth of field. This reference-class lens, with special grades of glass and aspherical surfaces, displays consistently high image performance utilizing an inner focusing system with a floating element.

The APO Tele-Elmar-S 180mm f/3.5 CS is equipped with an integrated Central (leaf) Shutter. Photographers can activate the shutter via the camera's main switch and it enables flash units to be used at a shutter speed of 1/500 second. The shutter also has an electronically-controlled drive guaranteeing reliable, fast exposure times and low energy consumption.

It displays maximum performance across the entire image field at all apertures. With a broad effective range of focus (minimum distance of 5-feet), it is possible to produce images at a 1:7 scale. With its special lens elements, vignetting, distortion and chromatic aberrations have been minimized to such a high degree that images don't require post-production computer enhancement.

The APO-Tele-Elmar-S 180mm f/3.5 CS is equipped with a Leica-designed microprocessor for precise autofocus and iris diaphragm control with silent gearing and it has a focus ring with enough drag to let the user to override the autofocus at any time.

Features

This lens is designed with special grades of glass and aspherical surfaces.

  • S-bayonet mount ensures rapid and precise digital exchange of data and commands between the camera and lens.

  • Lens has its own Leica-designed microprocessor for precise autofocus and iris diaphragm control.

  • Generous focus ring with just the right amount of drag, letting the photographer override the autofocus at any time.

  • The lens is produced to extremely narrow tolerances, with each lens centered by hand, guaranteeing superior quality and optical performance.

  • The integrated Central (leaf) Shutter allows flash units to be used at the fastest shutter speed of 1/500 second, giving photographers more options for suppressing unwanted ambient light.

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Specifications
Filter Size
72mm
f/Stop Range
f/3.5 to f/22
Minimum Focus Distance
59" (120cm)
Magnification
1:7
Angle of View
Approx. 17, 14, 14 (diagonal, horizontal, vertical)
Equivalent 35mm Focal Length
Approx. 144mm
Groups/Elements
7/9
Length
5.9" (151mm)
Maximum Diameter
3.5" (88mm)
Weight
2.8 lb (1170 g)

Lens Includes
Leica APO-Tele-Elmar-S 180mm f/3.5 CS Lens
1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
Accessories

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Leica APO-Tele-Elmar-S 180mm f/3.5 CS Lens
Leica APO-Tele-Elmar-S 180mm f/3.5 CS Lens

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