Building on the success of the original Leica Cine MacroLux +1 diopter, CW Sonderoptic has introduced two new diopters in the line, a +2 and a +0.5. In addition to utilizing the same Leica optics and coatings, the +2, +1 and +0.5 optics share the same mechanical housing, meaning that all three are compatible with 95mm front-diameter prime, zoom and anamorphic lenses.
The addition of the Leica Cine MacroLux +2 offers a greater macro effect for tabletop and close-up work. The much-requested +0.5 provides many more options for use with wide-angle lenses. “Close-focus wide-angle cinematography is a very popular trend right now,” says Gerhard Baier, managing director of CW Sonderoptic, “and there is no easier way to bring that look to a large number of lenses than using the Leica Cine MacroLux +0.5. Plus, the falloff characteristics give a feeling of increased aperture to any lens, even very wide focal lengths.
“Adding the Cine MacroLux +2 was a must for completing this set,” Baier continues. “Even though all of these diopters can be stacked and combined, our clients doing macro work needed more flexibility, and the +2 gives that to them because, optically speaking, combining two +1’s does not exactly equal +2. It’s closer to +1.7.”
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