A compact, super-wide-angle lens with an angle of view of 96°. Its relatively high speed considerably expands its range of applications, especially in landscape, architectural and fashion photography. But it is also an ideal lens for snapshots and for photojournalism, even wide open. Integrated filter revolver with four filters.
Elmarit-R 19 mm f/2.8 ROM, a top class super wide-angle and currently the best lens in the world in the 18-21 mm scope for a SLR full frame camera. It features 12 elements in 10 groups, a floating element, a weight of 560 g and a focusing range from 0.3 m to infinity. Launched into market in 1990, this lens has been and goes on being now in 2011 the world monarch in its focal length in terms of brutal image quality and incredible lack of distortion, being utterly rectilinear to practical effects, in such a degree that photographs taken with this incredible lens show outstanding impact and dramatic effect in such photographic genres as fashion, architecture, landscape, etc, but always with the proportions appearing quite natural, a tremendous optical feat by Leica, bearing in mind that this tour de force lens features an extreme focal length. Thanks to its f/2.8 high speed, it´s also very suitable for candid photography and photojournalism. It includes a built-in filter turret with a x1 ND filter, yellow/green, orange and blue conversion filter for artificial light on
Its compactness and low weight are remarkable, along with the exceptional sharpness and the ability to reproduce straight lines without a trace of distortion it delivers.