The close-up converter Leica Elpro-S 180mm is designed exclusively for use with the Leica APO-Elmar-S 180mm f/3.5 (CS), and is screwed into the filter thread of the lens. Exposure settings are identical for the lens without the converter as there is no light loss.
With the Leica Elpro-S 180mm fitted, you can focus in the range of 1.1 to 2.7m (3.6 - 8.8’) and achieve a maximum magnification of 1:4.5 at the minimum focusing distance. The imaging quality of the Leica APO-Elmar -S 180mm f/3.5 is maintained at all aperture and focus settings.
The combination of the Leica Apo-Elmar -S 180mm f3.5 and Leica Elpro-S 180mm is ideal for beauty and close-up shots with an elaborate lighting setup where a slightly longer working distance is preferred.