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Leica 180mm f/2.8 APO-Elmarit-R

Introduction: 180mm f/2.8 APO-Elmarit-R

There was one and only one version of the Leica 180/2.8 APO-Elmarit-R according to Erwin Putts Leica Compendium, produced from 1998 to 2008. I bought mine in 2007 or so, brand new from a local store. There were other versions (non-APO, APO-Telyt, etc, with the APO version being the best corrected for color errors.

The 180mm f/2.8 APO-Elmarit-R can be adapted to both Canon and Nikon DSLRs or Sony Mirrorless with the Sony A7R II making an ideal platform for handheld shooting: an EVF for fast and accurate focusing in in-body image stabilization.

The Leica 180mm f/2.8 APO-Elmarit-R has been discontinued (like all Leica R lenses), but is available on the used market.

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