Leica Vario-Elmar-R 35-70 mm f/4 Lens

Leica Updated: 2009-02-09 RSS
Leica Vario-Elmar-R 35-70 mm f/4 Lens

The use of an element with an aspherical surface means the contrast and imaging quality of this lens are at least as good as at comparable fixed-focal-length lenses. With its excellent lens shade and resistance to flare, it is especially well suited for subjects having an extreme light contrast range. Thanks to the macro setting, close-ups down to a distance of 26 cm (10.5 in) are possible, corresponding to a magnification of 1:2.8. As a universal zoom lens, it covers the classic focal lengths. All these features make it an essential standard lens within the Leica R system.

Technical Data

Angle of view (diagonal, horizontal, vertical): At 35 mm focal length: 63°, 54°, 38°; at 70 mm focal length: 34°, 29°, 19°
Optical design: Number of elements / groups: 8 / 7; Focusing range: 0.5 m to Infinity, in macro-position 0.26 m
Distance setting: Scale: Combined meter/feet-increments; Smallest object field: 28 mm focal length: 350 x 525 mm, at 70 mm focal length: 192 x 288 mm; in macro-position: 67 x 101 mm; Highest reproduction ratio: 28 mm focal length: 1:14.6, 70 mm focal length: 1:8, in macro-position: 1:2.8
Diaphragm: Setting / Type: Preset diaphragm with clickstops (including half values), Fully automatic diaphragm; Smallest aperture: f/16
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): Internal thread for screw-in type filters E 60
Lens hood: Separate, screw-in type, also attachable in reverse position
Dimensions and weight: Length: ca. 79 mm; Largest diameter: ca. 74 mm; Weight: ca. 505 g