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Designed and constructed exclusively by Leica, the central shutter available for all S lenses is not only especially compact and efficient, but also has a guaranteed service life of at least 100,000 shutter cycles, making it extremely reliable.
The Leica S-System features a dual shutter concept. This means that photographers can choose the shutter system to meet their needs and the particular situation before every shot. The camera body is constructed with a metal focal plane shutter offering a top speed of 1/4000 of a second and flash sync at 1/125. The main switch on the S2 camera body allows users to change rapidly to central shutter use as soon as a CS lens is mounted. With a top speed of 1/1000 of a second, the central shutter offers a working range expanded by three f-stops. This means that users have considerable more scope for creative lighting such as studio flash systems, which might be used to suppress ambient light or to create fill light in bright surroundings at larger lens apertures. Thanks to the seamless integration of the central shutter function in the cameras electronics, photographers can switch rapidly between the two shutter systems at any time.
Its wide angle of view opens up a multitude of new opportunities in creative composition, particularly in the fields of interior, architectural and landscape photography. At the same time, a fast maximum aperture of f/2.8 makes it ideal for available-light photography and the conscious use of selective planes of focus. Thanks to outstanding imaging performance from the closest focus to infinity at all apertures and brilliant colour rendition, the Leica Elmarit-S 30 mm f/2.8 ASPH. guarantees perfect results no matter what the photographic situation. Even wide open, it offers maximum contrast rendition, highest resolution and extremely low distortion throughout its entire focusing range.
Order number 11073
Optical design 2 aspherical surfaces, position of entrance pupil 33,3mm (from 1st lens element)
(diagonal, horizontal, vertical) approx. 84°, 74°, 53°,
approx. corresponds to 24mm in 35mm format
Aperture range 2.8 to 22
Shortest distance 0.5 m
Largest image scale 1:11
Filter mount Internal thread for E82 filter; filter mount does not rotate
Dimensions (diameter/length) 88 mm/128 mm
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