It’s been a minute since we’ve seen a new big Lomography announcement, but today they’re unveiling their new 32mm f2.8 pancake lens with the Leica M mount in mind. This works so well because that means that it can easily be adapted onto other mirrorless cameras with no issues. From what Lomography is saying, this lens is essentially the same that’s on the LC-A + camera–except that the user has full manual control over the aperture (like the original LCA allowed) and you also have full focusing control. Lomo is keen to state that it is a rangefinder coupled lens.
The aperture goes down to f22 and focuses as close as a little under 3 feet just like most rangefinder lenses. Additionally, the lens has real glass elements and an aluminum body; which means it isn’t plastic fantastic.
The Lomography Minitar LC-A 1 Art 32mm f2.8 lens comes in silver and black, and is available for $349–which isn’t too shabby. More specs and sample images are after the jump.
- Focal Length: 32mm
- Aperture: f/2.8 – f/22
- Lens Mount: Leica M-mount
- M-mount Frame Line Triggering: 35/135
- M-mount Rangefinder Coupling: Yes
- Closest Focusing Distance: 0.8m
- Filter Thread Measurement: M22.5×0.5
- Construction: Multi-coated lens, 5 elements 4 groups
- Premium Russian Glass Optics
- ultra-compact pancake design
- 4-step zone focusing system
- Aluminium & Brass Body