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Leica Cine MacroLux Family Grows By Two

Leica Cine MacroLux Family Grows By Two


Building on the success of the original Leica Cine MacroLux +1 diopter, Leitz Cine is introducing two new diopters in the line, a +2 and a +0.5. Utilizing the same signature Leica optics and coatings as the +1, the new Cine MacroLuxes can be stacked or cut together for consistently beautiful and creative images.

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 and that all of the diopters can be stacked and combined for new effects. The addition of the Leica Cine MacroLux +2 offers a greater macro effect for table top 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,” said Gerhard Baier, Managing Director of Leitz Cine, “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 fall off characteristics give a feeling of increased aperture to any lens, even very wide focal lengths.”

macrolux_1_2_on_cron_135_01“Adding the Cine MacroLux +2 was a must for completing this set. 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.”

The new Leica Cine MacroLux +2 diopter will debut at MicroSalon Italia in Rome on March 17th. Each diopter is available for order now with delivery beginning in April. The full set of Cine MacroLuxes will be on-hand for demos at Leitz Cine’s NAB booth (C4345). For more information visit or contact us at

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