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Leica 180mm APO-Telyt-R f/3.4
 
 
 
   
 
   

Leica 180mm APO-Telyt-R f/3.4
Leica 180mm APO-Elmarit-R f/2.8
Leica 180mm Elmarit-R f/2.8
Leica 180mm Summicron-R f/2.0

By: Thorsten Overgaard. Latest update, November 20, 2016

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The 180mm lenses is not some I have spent a lot of time with. The Leica 180mm Summicron-R f/2.0 stands as a dream lens for many, but it's big and heavy - though it fits on a Leica M with a Leica R-M adapter, and can also be refitted to Nikon mount.

The most economical lens in this range is the Leica 180mm APO-Telyt-R f/3.4 which is an excellent lens, and compact too. It sells for around $500 - $100 theses days and while 180mm is not a "natural range" for most Leica users, it's a lens so well made it is tempting to have one. Of course, for the Leica SL it has become more releveant again (using a Leica SL to R adapter). The Leica 180mm APO-Telyt-R f/3.4 was originally designed for the military and then found it's way into the consumer range. It was optimized for use at infinity .

 

Leica 180mm APO-Telyt-R f/3.4 on the Leica SL Type 601
Leica 180mm APO-Telyt-R f/3.4 on the Leica SL Type 601 via T to M adapter and M to R adapter before the Leica SL to R adapter (model no 16 076) came out.

 


Leica SL 601 with Leica 180mm APO-Telyt-R f/3.4 @ f/4.0, 200 ISO, 1/250 sec.

 


Closest focusing distance: Leica SL 601 with Leica 180mm APO-Telyt-R f/3.4 @ f/3.4, 200 ISO, 1/500 sec.

 

 

Leica 180mm lenses

  180mm
APO-Telyt-R
180mm
APO-Telyt-R
180mm
Elmar-R
Black or
Safari
180mm
Elmarit-R
180mm
Elmarit-R
Version II
Black 11923
180mm
APO-Elmarit-R
180mm
APO-Summicron-R "Stubby"
Serial numbers Serial
to
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Serial 2947024
to
1975-1988
Serial
to
Serial
to
Serial
to
Serial
to
1988 -
Serial
to
Filter size Series 7.5 filters E60 filters E55 or Series VII with 14225 retaining ring Series 8 Filter E67 or Series VIII E67 filters E100 or
Series VI in filter drawer
Focusing range   2.5 m
-
infinity
1.8 m
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infinity
2.0
-
infinity
1.8
-
infinity
1.5
-
infinity
1.5 m
-
infinity
Weight   750g 540g
1325g
810g
970g 2500g
Aperture f/3.4-22 f/3.4-22 f/4.0-22 f/2.8 f/2.8 f/2.8-22 f/2.0-16
Lens Hood   Built in         Built in
Lens cap     14089
or
14289
14166 14291 14291 Front cap
14298
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Leica SL 601 with Leica 180mm APO-Telyt-R f/3.4 @ f/3.4, 200 ISO, 1/4000 sec.

 

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Leica 180mm Elmarit-R f/2.8

These pictures below was taken with a Leica 180mm Elmarit-R f/2.8 from 1977 and Leica R film camera in 2003.




At the beach house, July 2003.
Leica R4 with 180 mm Elmarti-R/2.8 [Series I from 1967] @ f. 5.6, Fuji Velvia 50 (scanned on Nikon Coolscan IV).


At the beach house, July 2003.
Leica R4 with 180 mm Elmarti-R/2.8 [Series I from 1967] @ f. 5.6, Fuji Velvia 50 (scanned on Nikon Coolscan IV).


At the beach house, July 2003.
Leica R4 with 180 mm Elmarti-R/2.8 [Series I from 1967] @ f. 4.0, Fuji Velvia 50 (scanned on Nikon Coolscan IV).

 

For comparison here is some pictures made with the Nikkor 135/2.8.


Oliver dancing break-dance at the beach house, July 2003.
Nikon F3 HP with 135 mm Nikkor/2.8 @ f. 5.6, Fuji Velvia 50 (scanned on Nikon Coolscan IV).


Caroline & Oliver at the beach house, July 2003.
Nikon F3 HP with 135 mm Nikkor/2.8 @ f. 8.0, Fuji Velvia 50 (scanned on Nikon Coolscan IV).


 

         
 

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Leica 21mm Super-Angulon-M f/3.4   Leica R10 [cancelled]
Leica 28mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4   Leica R4 35mm film SLR
Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH FLE f/1.4 and f/1.4 AA   Leica R3 electronic 35mm film SLR
Leica 35mm Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0   Leicaflex SL/SL mot 35mm film SLR
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Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f//1.4   Leica 19mm Elmarit-R f/2.8
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