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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.