Leica Summicron-C 18mm T2.0 - PL Mount (Markings in Feet)
The Leica Summicron-C lenses bring much of the look and feel of the Summilux-C lenses but with one less stop and at a much lower cost. They retain the natural focus transitions, authentic color rendition and creamy sharpness that is distinctive of the Leica look and feel but in a smaller, more accessible package.
The Summicron-C lenses are as well suited for big budget feature films and TV shows as they are production companies and growing businesses looking for a beautiful set of lenses to invest in that will provide a timeless and workable image for all kinds of productions. They are designed to color match and intercut with the Leica Summilux-C lenses.
Like the Summilux-C lenses, the Leica Summicron-C lenses have a unique yet familiar way of rendering skin tones that feels natural and has depth. The focus falls off gently to give a dimensionality to faces and other organic subjects. Yet their ability to cleanly resolve edges and other fine details makes them one of the most versatile sets of cine lenses available.
NATURAL, CONSISTENT COLOR RENDITION
The Summicron-C lenses feature custom coatings that strive to transmit the color of the subject without painting the image with their own hue. Capturing what you see as you see it can save considerable time in post production. Also, starting from a natural image allows a world of flexibility when you do want to manipulate the image afterward.
EDGE-TO-EDGE FOCUS AND ILLUMINATION
The Summicron-C lenses are one of the newest lines of purpose-built cine lenses available and were designed with larger digital sensors in mind. As such they have a significantly larger image circle to maximize the increased sensor size and resolution available to modern cinematographers while maintaining illumination and holding focus all the way into the corners of the frame. Each lens offers an image circle wider than 35mm in diameter, big enough to easily cover the newest sensors from RED, Sony, and ARRI.
The T2.0 Leica Summicron-C prime lenses are built with high ASA/ISO digital cameras in mind, offering plenty of depth of field and performance while maintaining a compact size.
The classic linear focus scale of the Summicron-C lenses is familiar to camera assistants around the world. Focus rolls in gently allowing for smooth pulls without the unpleasant sudden snap of sharpness.
Advances in cine lens design allow the Summicron-C lenses to be smaller and more compact than other lenses with comparable performance. Only 4” (101mm) long and weighing between 2.9 and 3.4 pounds (1.3-1.6kg), these lenses are perfect for stabilized rigs, aerial cinematography, underwater cinematography, and stereoscopic 3D.
Focal Length 18 mm Aperture T 2.0 - T 22 - full close Image Circle 36 mm (diameter) Length 4.0 " / 101 mm Close Focus 1 ft / 0.3 m Weight 2.9 lbs / 1.3 kg Lens Mount PL - Stainless Steel Focus Rotation 300° Iris Rotation 180° Front Diameter 95mm / 3.7 " Front Filter No Rear Filter No Rear Net Holder No Matched Focus / Iris Ring Locations Yes (all focal lengths) Matched Dimensions in Set Yes (except 15mm and 135mm) Expanded Focus in Critical Range No