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4 reasons why the Leica R60 Macro should be in your kit

There are a couple of macro options available for Leica shooters, including the quite expensive Leica Elmar-M 90/4. Or, if you want to spend less money, the Leica Macro adapter-M.

As far as I’m concerned, the best bang-for-your-buck Leica macro option is the Leica Elmarit-R 60/2.8 Macro lens. Why? I’ll give you four reasons why:

  1. It is a true macro lens, which means it is optimized to perform at very close distances. A macro adapter may give you the same magnification ration, but let’s say a 50 cron isn’t optimized for shooting close-up.
  2. For macro you’ll want a very long focus throw, because of the extremely narrow depth of field. The 60 macro has a very long focus throw.
  3. It doesn’t matter that this 60 macro isn’t usable with your rangefinder. With macro, live view works much better anyway. Just get the R to M adapter (Leica, Novoflex, Kipon, whatever works for you), and use it with your visoflex/EVF2.
  4. This lens is sharp, has plenty character and can be found for 300 Euro. A true bargain!

Oh, one more thing: the front lens cap also fits your Noctilux 0.95.

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I’m no expert on macro, but this type of photography is extremely soothing.

 

Plus, if you want to take product shots, this lens works for you. Here the M9P with the TVO lens shade.

Plus, if you want to take product shots, this lens works for you. Here the M9P with the TVO lens shade.