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Leica announces new wide and wider M-mount lenses

Accompanying the announcement of he Leica M8 digital rangefinder camera, Leica announces two wide lenses. The Leica Elmarit-M 28mm f/2.8 ASPH high-speed lens is the most compact of Leica M lenses. By using an aspherical element it was possible to attain top imaging performance with a weight of only 180 grams. The new Leica 16 mm super wide-angle TRI-ELMAR-M 16-18-21 mm f/4 ASPH offers an impressive angle of view of 107 degrees. The lens will be available from the End of December 2006...

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The LEICA ELMARIT-M 28mm f/2.8 ASPH

This new high-speed lens is the most compact of Leica M lenses. By using an aspherical element it was possible to attain top imaging performance with a weight of only 180 grams.

This lens is practically distortion-free down to the close focus range of 0.7 m and only protrudes slightly into the viewfinder field of M cameras.

Used on the digital M8, it produces the effect of a 35mm lens which makes it ideal for reportage. Due to its attractive price it can be particularly recommended as an introduction to the high-quality range of Leica M lenses.

The LEICA ELMARIT-M 28mm f/2.8 ASPH. will be available from the end of October 2006.




The LEICA TRI-ELMAR-M 16-18-21 mm f/4 ASPH

With its impressive angle of view of 107 ° , this new TRI-ELMAR conquers 16 mm super wide-angle photography in perfect Leica M style.

Due to the minimal distortion and barely perceptible field curvature, it can be recommended for highly demanding architecture photography even at the 16 mm setting.

Used on the digital M8, it produces the image effect of a 21 - 28 mm lens, still enabling extreme wide-angle views. The ultra compact shape is achieved by two aspherical elements.

A new design of the interior focusing significantly enhances the quality in the close-focus range through an adaption of the floating element principle. Brilliant field depth can therefore be used from a distance of 0.33 m for hyperfocal photography.

Save money by buying the lens in a set together with the Universal Wide-angle Viewfinder M.

The LEICA TRI-ELMAR-M 16-18-21 mm f/4 ASPH. will be available from the End of December 2006.
September 15, 2006
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