Leica releases Elpro 52 close-up lens adapter
Leica has announced the Elpro 52, a new close-up converter lens for select Leica M and TL lenses.
As its name suggests, the Elpro 52 can be screwed onto the front of any Leica M and TL lens that has a 52mm front filter thread. It also comes with stepping ring adapters so it'll work with 46mm and 49mm front filter threads as well, making it compatible with more than 20 different lenses.
'The Leica Elpro 52 will expand upon the capabilities of selected Leica M- and TL-Lenses, making them more suitable for macro photography,' says Leica in the press release. 'This lens holds true to the standard focusing and aperture settings Leica is known for, and ensures a light-weight and compact style as to not interfere with the lens handling while mounted.'
The lens is available now for $395. It comes with the two aforementioned stepping rings and a protective case to house it all. At the time of writing this, we're unable to locate a purchase link at any retailer. We have reached out to Leica and will update the article accordingly when we hear back.