In the same way as with a field camera, the adjustments possible with the Leica TS-APO-Elmar-S 120 mm f/5.6 ASPH. (96 mm in 35 mm format) allow full control over perspectives and the location of the plane of sharpest focus. The lens delivers an image circle with a diameter increased by 24 mm to allow parallel shifts of up to 12 mm in relation to the optical axis in all directions. This effectively relocates the viewing standpoint and correspondingly alters the perspective - this, for example, allows product photography without undesired converging or diverging verticals. Independent of this shift function, the lens can also be tilted by up to 8° in all directions to tilt the plane of sharpest focus according to the Scheimpflug principle. Using this technique, you can shoot a subject from an oblique angle at maximum definition. Due to its special construction as a tilt/shift lens, the external form of the Leica TS-APO -Elmar-S 120 mm f/5.6 ASPH . differs from the other S-System lenses. Along with a focusing ring for setting the correct distance, a preset ring and a setting ring are provided for adjusting the aperture. The lens has a total of four rings for controlling tilt and shift. One turn/push ring each for setting the tilt and shift direction and one each for setting the degree of tilt or shift. The lens is also fitted with a tripod plate with 1/4"" and 3/8"" bushes that, thanks to a rotatable clamping ring and a fixing screw, allow the lens to be fixed in any chosen position.
Time exposure is essential for capturing and reproducing the flowing motion of subjects, such as waterfalls. The neutral density filter (ND) enables this even in sunlight by reducing the amount of light entering the lens to allow longer shutter speeds to be used. Colour rendition remains unaffected and undesirable reflections in contre jour exposures are prevented. In addition to this, the ND filter allows the use of larger apertures for capturing photos and videos with shallower depth of field.
The UVa II filter protects the front elements of the lens against scratches, marks and dirt. At the same time, the new multicoating and significantly improved optical parameters make it possible to preserve full imaging quality, even in unfavourable lighting conditions. Thanks to an additional thread, the UVa II filter can also be used in combination with other filters, and acts as permanent protection for your valuable filters, too.
The circular polarisation filter eliminates undesirable reflections from shiny surfaces like water or glass and helps to enhance colour contrasts.
Suitable rear lens cap for S system lens.
The Elpro-S 180 mm Close-Up Converter Lens from Leica is a precisely calculated converter lens specifically designed for the Leica APO-Elmar-S 180 mm f/3.5 lens. It reduces the minimum focus distance of the 180 mm lens to 3.6' (1.1 m) and increases the maximum reproduction ratio of the lens from 1:7 to 1:4.5. In contrast to the majority of apochromatic accessory lenses, the Leica Elpro-S 180 is dedicated to one particular lens, thus avoiding lateral chromatic aberrations and ensuring that there are no detrimental effects on the excellent imaging quality of the lens thanks to its three single elements. This Close-Up Converter allows for very close details while offering sufficient distance to position light sources.
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