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1964

Leica R system

Discontinued

Leica R interchangeable lenses are finely tuned with respect to focal length and aperture, and combine high resolving power with high image contrast to provide exceptional picture sharpness. The wide range of lenses begins with the Fisheye to the Vario, from a 15mm wide-angle to a 800mm tele photo lens. Carefully matched anti-reflection coatings on highly refractive glasses assure almost 100% light transmission within the entire visible spectrum. The additional ultraviolet light is further absorbed by means of Absorban cement layers. This also assures that all lenses maintain the same color transmission, regardless of focal length. The optical systems is matched so as to render colors true to the original. Even at full aperture, the residual aberrations of the Leica R lenses are corrected so well that in practice they do not affect the performance. The lenses may be used at full aperture - for all Leica R lenses - it constitues a fully effective working aperture.

Camera lineup

Leica R mount lens lineup

Fisheye lenses
2.8 Leitz Wetzlar Fisheye-Elmarit-R 16mm F/2.8 1974 
Ultra-wide angle prime lenses
3.5 Leitz Wetzlar Super-Elmar-R 15mm F/3.5Pro 1980 
2.8 Leica Super-Elmarit-R 15mm F/2.8Pro 2001 
2.8 Leitz Canada Elmarit-R 19mm F/2.8 [I] E82Pro 1975 
2.8 Leica Elmarit-R 19mm F/2.8 [II]Pro 1991 
4.0 Leitz Wetzlar Super-Angulon-R 21mm F/4 S.8.5, E72Pro 1968 
3.4 Leitz Wetzlar Super-Angulon-R 21mm F/3.4 S.VIIINon-retrofocusPro 1964 
Wide-angle prime lenses
2.8 Leitz Wetzlar / Leica Elmarit-R 24mm F/2.8 S.VIII, E60 1974 
2.8 Leitz Wetzlar Elmarit-R 28mm F/2.8 [I] S.VII, E48 1970 
2.8 Leica Elmarit-R 28mm F/2.8 [II] E55 1994 
2.8 Leitz Wetzlar Elmarit-R 35mm F/2.8 [I] S.VI 1964 
2.8 Leitz Wetzlar Elmarit-R 35mm F/2.8 [II] S.VII 1974 
2.8 Leitz Wetzlar Elmarit-R 35mm F/2.8 [III] E55 1979 
2.0 Leitz Canada Summicron-R 35mm F/2 [I] S.VII 1972 
2.0 Leitz Wetzlar / Leica Summicron-R 35mm F/2 [II] E55 1976 
1.4 Leica Summilux-R 35mm F/1.4 E67 1984 
Standard prime lenses
2.0 Leitz Wetzlar / Leitz Canada Summicron-R 50mm F/2 [I] S.VI 1964 
2.0 Leitz Canada / Leica Summicron-R 50mm F/2 [II] E55 1976 
1.4 Leitz Wetzlar / Leitz Canada Summilux-R 50mm F/1.4 [I] S.VII 1969 
1.4 Leitz Wetzlar / Leitz Canada / Leica Summilux-R 50mm F/1.4 [II] E55 1978 
1.4 Leica Summilux-R 50mm F/1.4 [III] E60 1998 
Short telephoto prime lenses
1.4 Leitz Wetzlar / Leica Summilux-R 80mm F/1.4 E67 1980 
2.8 Leitz Wetzlar / Leitz Canada Elmarit-R 90mm F/2.8 [I] E55 1964 
2.8 Leitz Canada / Leica Elmarit-R 90mm F/2.8 [II] E55 1984 
2.0 Leitz Canada / Leica Summicron-R 90mm F/2 1970 
2.0 Leica APO-Summicron-R 90mm F/2 ASPH. E60 2002 
Medium telephoto prime lenses
2.8 Leitz Canada Elmarit-R 135mm F/2.8 [I] S.VII 1964 
2.8 Leitz Canada / Leitz Wetzlar / Leica Elmarit-R 135mm F/2.8 [II] 1968 
4.0 Leitz Wetzlar Elmar-R 180mm F/4 E55 1976 
3.4 Leitz Canada APO-Telyt-R 180mm F/3.4Pro 1975 
2.8 Leitz Wetzlar / Leitz Canada Elmarit-R 180mm F/2.8 [I] S.VIII 1968 
2.8 Leitz Wetzlar Elmarit-R 180mm F/2.8 [II] E67 1980 
2.8 Leitz Canada / Leica APO-Elmarit-R 180mm F/2.8 E67Pro 1998 
2.0 Leica APO-Summicron-R 180mm F/2 E100Pro 1994 
4.0 Leitz Wetzlar / Leitz Canada Telyt-R 250mm F/4 [I] S.VIII 1970 
4.0 Leitz Wetzlar / Leitz Canada Telyt-R 250mm F/4 [II] E67 1980 
4.0 Leica APO-Telyt-R 280mm F/4 E77Pro 1994 
2.8 Leica APO-Telyt-R 280mm F/2.8 E112Pro 1984 
2.8 Leica APO-Telyt-R 280mm F/2.8 ModulePro 1996 
Super telephoto prime lenses
4.8 Leitz / Leitz Canada Telyt-R 350mm F/4.8 E77Pro 1980 
6.8 Leitz Wetzlar / Leitz Canada / Leica Telyt-R 400mm F/6.8Pro 1971 
4.0 Leica APO-Telyt-R 400mm F/4 ModulePro 1996 
2.8 Leica APO-Telyt-R 400mm F/2.8Pro 1992 
2.8 Leica APO-Telyt-R 400mm F/2.8 ModulePro 1996 
8 Leitz Wetzlar / Leitz Canada MR-Telyt-R 500mm F/8 E77 1980 
6.8 Leitz Wetzlar / Leitz Canada / Leica Telyt-R 560mm F/6.8Pro 1971 
5.6 Leica APO-Telyt-R 560mm F/5.6 ModulePro 2005 
4.0 Leica APO-Telyt-R 560mm F/4 ModulePro 2005 
6.3 Leitz Wetzlar Telyt-S 800mm F/6.3Pro 1973 
5.6 Leica APO-Telyt-R 800mm F/5.6 ModulePro 2005 
Macro lenses
2.8 Leitz Wetzlar Macro-Elmarit-R 60mm F/2.8 [I] S.VIII1:2 1972 
2.8 Leitz Wetzlar / Leica Macro-Elmarit-R 60mm F/2.8 [II] E551:2 1980 
4.0 Leitz Wetzlar / Leitz Canada Macro-Elmar 100mm F/4 E55For bellowsPro 1968 
4.0 Leitz Wetzlar / Leitz Canada Macro-Elmar-R 100mm F/41:3Pro 1978 
2.8 Leica APO-Macro-Elmarit-R 100mm F/2.8 E601:2Pro 1988 
Shift lenses
2.8 Leica PC-Super-Angulon-R 28mm F/2.8 E67Pro 1988 
4.0 Schneider-KREUZNACH PA-Curtagon 35mm F/4 for Leicaflex (Leica R) S.VIII, E60Pro 1969 
Wide-angle zoom lenses
3.5 Leica Vario-Elmar-R 21-35mm F/3.5-4 ASPH. E67 2002 
Standard zoom lenses
3.5 Leica Vario-Elmar-R 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5 E60 1990 
2.8 Leica Vario-Elmarit-R 28-90mm F/2.8-4.5 ASPH. E67 2003 
4.0 Leica Vario-Elmar-R 35-70mm F/4 E60 1997 
3.5 Leitz Vario-Elmar-R 35-70mm F/3.5 [I] E60 1983 
3.5 Leica Vario-Elmar-R 35-70mm F/3.5 [II] E67 1988 
2.8 Leica Vario-Elmarit-R 35-70mm F/2.8 ASPH. E77 1998 
Telephoto zoom lenses
2.8 P. Angenieux 45-90mm F/2.8 for Leicaflex / Leica R S.VIII 1969 
2.8 Leica Vario-APO-Elmarit-R 70-180mm F/2.8 E77 1995 
4.0 Leitz Vario-Elmar-R 70-210mm F/4 E60 1984 
4.5 Leitz Wetzlar Vario-Elmar-R 75-200mm F/4.5 E55 1978 
4.5 Leitz Wetzlar Vario-Elmar-R 80-200mm F/4.5 E55 1974 
4.0 Leica Vario-Elmar-R 80-200mm F/4 E60 1996 
4.2 Leitz Wetzlar Vario-Elmar-R 105-280mm F/4.2 E77 1996 

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