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    PRESS RELEASE
    NEW: LEICA TS-APO-ELMAR-S 120 MM F/5.6 ASPH. TILT/SHIFT LENS
    Enables control of perspectives while maintaining the highest possible imaging quality and optimum
    handling
    Solms, Germany (September 17, 2012) –Leica Camera presents the Leica TS-APO-Elmar-S 120 mm
    f/5.6 ASPH., the first fully-adjustable tilt/shift lens for the Leica S medium format system. This
    apochromatically corrected lens provides options for parallel shifting and tilting according to
    Scheimpflug and offers photographers the full range of adjustment options traditionally found in field
    cameras. Additionally, the new lens guarantees the greatest possible imaging quality, easy handling
    and universal applicability of the Leica S-System.
    The Leica TS-APO-Elmar-S 120 mm f/5.6 ASPH. is ideal for product and object photography where
    perfect perspectives and maximum depth of field are required. Consisting of six individual lens
    elements, the lens’ optical system allows parallel shifts (shift) of up to 12 mm in all directions as well
    as tilting of the plane of focus (tilt) by up to 8°. Its apochromatically corrected lenses ensure that the
    familiar superior quality delivered by the S-System is maintained, even when fully exploiting the
    limits of creative freedom.
    Tilting the plane of focus allows photographers to place it at any chosen point within the image. As
    such, the optimum depth of field can be achieved without stopping down sharply and without having
    to accept the qualitative disadvantages of a closed aperture. The Leica TS-APO-Elmar-S 120 mm
    f/5.6 ASPH. also allows photographers to adjust the location of the plane of sharpest focus.
    Parallel shifting enables precise correction of converging or diverging verticals without the loss of
    resolution generally encountered when applying corrections with post-processing software. This
    simultaneously ensures that the performance and capabilities of the S-System are preserved and
    that photographers have complete control over all lines within the image frame. As a result of its
    large image circle, the Leica TS-APO-Elmar-S 120 mm f/5.6 ASPH. allows the combination of tilting
    and shifting for maximum artistic flexibility.
    As a result of its special construction and external form, the Leica TS-APO-Elmar-S 120 mm f/5.6
    ASPH. differs to some extent from the remainder of the S-System lens portfolio. For instance, it
    features an integrated lens hood specially optimized for its optical system. Shifting and tilting
    movements are controlled by a total of four rings and two additional rings manually control the
    aperture and distance settings.
    As with the entire Leica S-System, the Leica TS-APO-Elmar-S 120 mm f/5.6 ASPH. is distinguished
    by ruggedly enduring design and construction that guarantees years of dependability, even with
    frequent use. Including the new Leica TS-APO-Elmar-S 120 mm f/5.6 ASPH., the current S-System
    range offers a total of eight lenses (five of which will also be available in CS versions with a central
    shutter), guaranteeing uncompromising imaging quality for all areas of photography.
    The lens is supplied complete with a tripod mounting plate with 1/4" and 3/8" bushes that allows
    the lens to be fixed securely in any position. The Leica TS-APO-Elmar-S 120 mm f/5.6 ASPH. will be
    available through select Leica dealers, including the Leica Store Washington DC, beginning in January
    2013



    Technical data LEICA TS-APO-ELMAR-S 120 mm f/5.6 ASPH.
    Lens: Tilt/shift telephoto lens with superior imaging
    quality for Leica S-Cameras
    Compatible cameras: All Leica S-Models
    Angle of view (diagonal, horizontal, vertical) lens
    in neutral setting:
    ~23,6°, 20°, 13,6°, equivalent to ~96 mm focal
    length in 35 mm format
    Image circle diameter: 153 mm (equivalent to ~2.8x the Leica SFormat)
    Optical design
    Number of lenses / groups: 6 / 4
    Aspherical surfaces: 1
    Position of entrance pupil (from the apex of the
    first lens surface/bayonet):
    23.3 / 65.6 mm
    Shift / tilt Displacement: Max. 12 mm / .5 inches, in all directions
    Tilt angle: Max. 8°, in all directions
    Focusing Working range: 0.92 m ( 3 ft) to infinity 
    Scales: Combined metre/feet graduation
    Smallest object field / largest reproduction ratio: ~159 x 239 mm / 1:5.3
    Apertures
    Setting / function: Manual presetting, setting and open/close with
    separate rings, one-third values selectable
    Smallest aperture: 32
    Bayonet: Leica S quick change bayonet
    Filter mount: Inner threaded mount for E95 filters, non-rotating
    filter mount
    Finish: Black anodized
    Dimensions and weight
    Length to bayonet flange: ~144 mm / 5.7 inches
    Maximum diameter/height: ~108/57.7 mm / 4.25/2.27 inches
    with/without tripod plate
    Weight: ~1110 g / 2.45 lb
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    Re: LEICA TS-APO-ELMAR-S 120 MM F/5.6 ASPH. TILT/SHIFT LENS Press Release

    this lens looks very much like Schneider 120mm TS ASPH

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    Re: LEICA TS-APO-ELMAR-S 120 MM F/5.6 ASPH. TILT/SHIFT LENS Press Release

    Which is infact based on the Hartblei design taken from us by Schneider after breaking the contracts "Costfree" using jurisdictional and other tricks for not paying (in full) even the delivered prototype and drawings.

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