60 Macro Elmarit cams?

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I am considering purchasing a used 60 Macro Elmarit. What year (serial number) did Leica start producing this lens in a 3 cam version? Did Leica offer a conversion from the 2 cam to a 3 cam? Thank-you.

-- Mark A. Johnson (logic@gci.net), March 17, 2001


Look here for the answer to some of your questions:


And over here is an excellent primer on R lens cams:



-- John Collier (jbcollier@home.com), March 17, 2001.

I'm sure you won't regret buying the Macro-Elamrit-R 60mm lens. I bought a used one four months ago and it is probably my most used lens. It performs equally well at infinity and at the close distances for which it was designed. I don't consider its f/2.8 maximum aperture or its slightly narrower angle of view than a standard lens to be a disadvantage. There are faster 50mm R lenses but I haven't yet felt the need to get one. The 60mm gives excellent reproduction quality and nice smooth bokeh, which I think is important for a macro lens.


Ray Moth

-- Ray Moth (ray_moth@yahoo.com), March 19, 2001.

I bought a 60mm Macro-Elmarit for only $400.00 CAD.! how about that?

It's one terrific lens!

-- David Tribbeck (datri@telus.net), July 19, 2001.

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