Leica has released details of a new super-wide-angle lens and Bright Line Finder for the M System range of cameras.
March 10, 2009: Leica has released details of a new super-wide-angle lens and Bright Line Finder for the M System range of cameras.
The new Leica Super-Elmar-M 18mm f/3.8 ASPH (RRP $5499) is a practical and useful wide-angle lens for digital M photography, where it offers an equivalent focal length of 24mm (35mm format) with the M8 and M8.2 camera bodies. It can also be used on all analogue Leica M camera models, where its short focal length of 18mm extends the angles of view of these cameras for landscape, reportage and architectural photography. Constructed from eight lenses in seven groups, the Super-Elmar-M 18mm f/3.8 ASPH includes one aspherical element to correct aberrations. A patented, screw-on rectangular lens hood is included.
The Leica Bright Line Viewfinder M 18mm (RRP $1799) has been released in conjunction with the new lens to show the precise framing of its field of view. Featuring multi-layer coatings and a concave mirror in the optics, it provides a bright high-contrast image. Usable with both digital and film cameras, the finder has parallax compensation markings for close-up distances below 2m, and also markings for the slightly smaller image field of Leica M8 models.
Both products will be available in Australia in April. For further details or dealer locations, phone Adeal on 1300 723 001 or visit www.adeal.com.au. Product information can be found at www.leica-camera.com.