Apo Macro Elmarit 100mm f2.8

Lens Data

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構成: 6群8枚

Angle of view 24-degree
Weight 760g
Composition 6groups 8lenses  
Filter diameter E60mm
Shortest distance 45cm, ELPRO use -- 30cm

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Lens Impression

三波長の色収差を補正したレンズ。 1868年、アッベが発明。1886年、フリードリッヒ・オットー・ショット(Friedrich Otto Schottが非分散光学ガラス(蛍石レンズ)を開発。アポクロマートレンズをアッベの依頼により開発し顕微鏡レンズとして商品化。


At first to extract the description of Apochromat from the "lens history" of this HP,
Corrected three wavelength of chromatic aberration.
Ernst Abbe ( 23jan1840-14jan1905 ) introduced this type in 1868. Otto Schott met Abbe in 1881. He was a glass chemist from the University of Jena. Abbe and Schott developed several new glass including Fluorite lens a uniform refractive index for years. In 1884, Schott, Abbe, and Zeiss formed a new Schott and Sons company in Jena, Germany and they introduced a new type of objective, the apochromat in 1886 for microscope.

That is to say, the lens with a color blur being held down to the limit. On the other hand, since the standard of correction of each makers to name such as this APO, UD, ED, is not clear, so many lenses put on the market now have resulted to name of APO, especially those by lens specialized makers. To judge is impossible only by a name without seeing actual description, but this lens is APO perfectly through the actual expression.

 Photos with Apo Macro Elmarit 100mm
spring is comming


The 1-3rd photos are flower stalk of Japanese butterbur, and the 4-7th photos are flower of Japanese radish. The 5th photo is partial enlargement of the flower portion of the 4th photo, and is described very clear to the downy hair of a bud in spite of full aperture. The 8-10th photos are the bud of Hyuga dogwood is swollen, followed by the photos of sprouts of hydrangea and rose. Any photos show the expression with very keen sharpness, so that a screen is felt slightly cold.


The same as previous article, the wonderfulness of color transparency is the main character of this lens. Even with the backlight of a winter day, no flare turns in around the main photographic subject, and it shows the expression of the person firmly who stays in a shadow. In addition, the description doen not become too and which I think is raising evaluation of this lens.

Truly, I think that it is wonderful description of color transparency suitable to the true APO lens. I feel the graceful taste in such as gloss of the hair of the woman in examples. Of course, there is no peculiarity in the expressions of bokeh at the time of macro photo, and the main photographic subjects are emphasized enough.