ELMARIT-R 1:2.8/24

This is a record of using the LEICA R mount wide angle lens ELMARIT-R 24 /F2.8 with a digital camera.

LEICA Digital Module R

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ELMARIT-R 2.8/24 Photo example (LEICA SL TYP601 /ESO-1Ds MK III)

Since this wide-angle lens was released in 1974, the lens design is old, with poor distortion correction and fringing.
The M-type 24mm was not in the lineup until the aspherical (ASPH) type was released, but three types of products have since been released: the bright F-number Summilux and the dark F-number Elmar.
It is possible that the 24mm R-type lens was not newly released because the Vario-Elmar-R 21-35 ASPH. zoom lens was considered sufficient.
This lens used to be common in the used market, but it became rare in the 2020s.

When I use this lens with my ESO-1Ds MKIII, an Error 20 (Err20) occurs after each shot. This is the third lens that I have used with this error, following the ELMARIT-R 19mm and the SUMMILUX-R 35mm F1.4. Since the error is sure to occur at infinity and the probability of the error occurring decreases when the lens is extended beyond the shooting distance of 1 m, it is assumed that the rear end of the lens is caught by the sensor in the mirror box of the EOS.
When an error occurs, the camera waits until writing to the media is finished (wait until the write lamp goes out; touching the shutter release button at this time will cancel the writing. If you touch the shutter button during this process, the writing will be canceled. If you remove the battery, the writing will also be terminated during the process), remove the lens lock, turn it about 5 degrees, reattach it (this will lower the raised mirror), and press the shutter button (restarting the process).


24mm wide-angle lens for Leica R. Designed by Minolta and produced from 1974 until the end of production with minor changes in font designations.
3-CAM/R-CAM/ROM-CAM exist.

focal length(mm)24
Maximum aperture2.8
Minimum aperture22
Lens configuration7groups 9elements
Leaf blade6
Minimum distance(m)0.3
Lens length(mm)48.5Distance form mount frange
Lens max diameter(mm)67
Filter diameter(mm)60Or Series 8 filter mounted inside the hood
Release dateYear 1974
List price(Yen)

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