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Leica MacroLux +1 Diopter

Leica MacroLux +1 Diopter

$95 day
$285 week
Last Updated: Mar 18th 2020


The Leica Cine MacroLux diopters are arguably the best diopters available. Like all diopters the MacroLux allows your lens to focus closer than it’s minimum focus. What makes these diopters different is their superior optics that give you images with no light loss and absolutely no image degradation. As someone who has experience using 138mm diopters, especially with anamorphic, I got used to the extra CA that would sometimes appear. There is none of that with the Leicas. With my Zeiss 28-80mm and 70-200mm, the image is just as sharp and crisp as ever. When I put a MacroLux on my vintage anamorphics, the image actually feels likes it’s improving! This diopter has a power of +1. Since they are stackable, you can stack it with my +2 to get a factor of +3 for extreme macro work. In the words of CW Sonderoptic: “The secret of the Leica Cine MacroLux”, said Gerhard Baier, Managing Director of CW Sonderoptic, “is not just about what happens in focus, but what happens out of focus. Using the Cine MacroLux on wide or mid-range focal length lenses throws the background further out of focus and accentuates beautiful elements like focus fall off and bokeh.” The modern lens design of the Leica Cine MacroLux creates a high performance optic with no perceptible light loss, spherical aberrations, color fringing or centering issues. This means that in an interview setup with a close background you can create more separation without distorting the subject. It is also useful for creating separation when shooting at a deeper stop. Not only does the Leica Cine MacroLux quickly clamp onto the front of the lens, but the mechanical design also allows for two or more to be stacked to increase the effect. Regular or clamp-on matteboxes can be used as well. An innovative double-screw tightening system allows it to be safely and securely attached or removed from either side of the camera. LENSES OF MINE WITH 95mm FRONT OD: Zeiss CZ 28-80mm T2.9 Zeiss CZ 70-200mm T2.9 Sigma Cine 18-35mm T2 PL (coming soon) Cineovision 85mm T1.4 Anamorphic Todd AO 55mm T1.3 Anamorphic OTHER LENSES WITH 95mm FRONT OD: Most Arri Ultra Primes Leica Summilux Primes Leica Summicron Primes Sigma Cine Primes Most GL Optics lenses (images are stock photos)
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  • Lens Type:
    Anamorphic, Prime, Zoom, Vintage, Macro
  • Mount:
    PL, Canon EF
  • Replacement Value:

Cancellation Policy

Please note that a more flexible Cancellation Policy is in force during the COVID-19 emergency. Renters may cancel any rental booking up to the start day of the rental without a penalty. In order to receive a refund, the rental must be cancelled on the site prior to the start of the rental. All cancellation fees are imposed at the equipment owner's discretion.

Owner Info

Old Fast Glass LLC
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100% Positive
89% Acceptance Rate

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$95 day
$285 week
Last Updated: Mar 18th 2020