ELPRO

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  • Production era - 1976-2009
  • Code names - ELPRO Type 1 16541 - Type 2 16542 - Type 3 16543 - Type 4 16544 - Type 5 16545
  • Inscription - LEICA ELPRO 1 (2, 3 or 4) - LENS MADE BY LEICA PORTUGAL /16541 (2, 3 or 4)
  • Type - E 55 close-up attachment for R-Lenses :
    • 50mm f/2 Summicron-R II
      • Type 1 - 184 x 276 / 91 x 137 mm Object Field - 2.51 diopter Dual thread M55 x 0.75 and M44 x 0.75
      • Type 2 - 94 x 141 / 62 x 93 mm Object Field - 4.92 diopter Dual thread M55 x 0.75 and M44 x 0.75
    • 90mm f/2.8 Elmarit-R II + 90mm f/2 Summicron-R
      • Type 3 - 161 x 241 / 72 x 108 mm Object Field - 1.66 diopter M55 x 0.75
    • 100mm f/4 Macro-Elmar-R
      • Type 3 - 145 x 218 / 48 x 72 mm Object Field - 1.66 diopter M55 x 0.75
      • Type 4 - 323 x 484 / 41 x 92 mm Object Field - 0.75 diopter M55 x 0.75
    • 135mm f/2.8 Elmarit-R II
      • Type 3 - 107 x 160 / 66 x 99 mm Object Field - 1.66 diopter M55 x 0.75
      • Type 4 - 237 x 355 / 106 x 159 mm Object Field - 0.75 diopter M55 x 0.75
    • 180mm f/4 Elmar-R
      • Type 3 - 80 x 120 / 48 x 72 mm Object Field - 1.66 diopter M55 x 0.75
      • Type 4 - 176 x 267 / 80 x 120 mm Object Field - 0.75 diopter M55 x 0.75
  • Type - E 60 close-up attachment for R-Lens :
  • Similar for Series VI & VII Lenses - First named MACROTAR and then ELPRO (from 1965-1975)
    • 50mm f/2 Summicron-R I
      • Type VIa - 184 x 276 / 91 x 137 mm Object Field - 2.51 diopter M44 x 0.75
      • Type VIb - 94 x 141 / 62 x 93 mm Object Field - 4.92 diopter M44 x 0.75
    • 90mm f/2 Summicron-R
      • Type VIIa - 161 x 241 / 73 x 109 mm Object Field - 1.66 diopter M54 x 0.75
    • 135mm f/2.8 Elmarit-R I
      • Type VIIa - 107 x 160 / 66 x 99 mm Object Field - 1.66 diopter M54 x 0.75
      • Type VIIb - 237 x 355 / 107 x 160 mm Object Field - 0.75 diopter M54 x 0.75
  • Similar but different - Not to be confused with earlier close-up lens ELPRO for screw-thread - see ELCAT
  • Extension rings - the above close focusing lenses are used with extension rings and tubes for greater magnification :
    • 14139 - 1967 - Set of 3 rings /tubes of various length for Leicaflex Mark 1 and Mark 2
    • 14159 - Set of 3 rings /tubes of various length with preset diaphram for use with Leicaflex SL and later R-cameras
    • MACRO-ADAPTER-R
  • Accessories for Bellows-R
  • Mount - may be stacked for greater magnification
  • Reference - Laney's 1984 Accessory Guide page 30
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