Now testing this lens on the Leica SL, with the Leica R-L adapter. Some Sample images, please click for a larger version:

This lens is chunky! Its big, with some heft. It was clearly made for commercial use, all metal with that beautiful Leica feel. In the hand, you know its there, but it does balance well on the Leica SL. Below you see it on the SL, with the hood attached.

Some Specifications on the Lens:

  • Order nos. – 11258 – 11329
  • Production era – 1990-2009, 5,900+ lenses
  • Variants – ROM version after 1996
  • Angle of view diagonal, horizontal, vertical – 97°, 87°, 65°
  • Bayonet – LEICA R quick-change bayonet for LEICA R3 to LEICA R9 with mechanical, and, for LEICA R8/R9, additional electronic exposure control
  • Filter (type) – Built-in turret with 4 filters: NDx1 (neutral density), yellow-green YG, orange OR, and blue (conversion filter KB12)
  • Lens hood – 12546 separate, rectangular, clip-on type, lockable
  • Number of elements / groups – 12 / 10
  • Focal length – 19.4 mm
  • Entrance pupil – 23.3 mm (related to the first lens surface in light direction)
  • Focusing range – 0.3 m / 1 ft < Infinity
  • Scale – Combined meter/feet-increments
  • Smallest object field – 264 mm x 396 mm
  • Highest reproduction ratio – 1:11
  • Setting / Type – Preset diaphragm with clickstops (including half values), Fully automatic diaphragm
  • Aperture range – f/2.8 – f/22
  • Length – 60 mm / 2.36 in
  • Largest diameter – 71 mm / 2.8 in
  • Weight – approx. 560 g / 19.8 oz and with the hood – 574g / 20oz
  • Designer – Walter Mandler

 

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