Leica Macro-Vario-Elmar-R 35-70mm f4 MF Asph. Lens ROM "Pristine Optics"

Serial Number:  3832047 

Made in Japan 

Production Year 1998



The Leica 35-70mm f/4.0 Vario-Elmar R is a handy two-touch zoom lens that offers very good imaging qualities as well as great ease of operation. Its high optical performance is achieved by means of a built-in aspherical lens element and other refinements. In the macro range, close-up pictures can be made at distances as near as 10". That corresponds to a reproduction ratio of 1:2.8. That in turn permits format-filling photographs of very small subjects.

This is a ROM R mount Lens, which should fully work on Leicaflex, Leicaflex SL, Leicaflex SL2, Leica R 3 to R 7 and R8/R9 with ROM functions, “Automatic Exposure Control”.
This lens can be used with the new LEICA M Type 240/M10 or any other Leica Digital Cameras with a Leica adapter with fully compatible support.

But, we make no guarantees about usability of this lens on any system other than Leica R Series Cameras.

Please do your own research if you plan to use this lens on non-Leica system with an adapter before you commit to buy. An improper adapter may cause extensive damage to the lens.

WARNING: If you plan to use this lens on your DSLR camera, your extra caution is required. Hold the lens barrel, not FOCUSING RING while you try to attach it to an adapter or to your camera mount, otherwise, the FOCUSING RING might be snapped off, resulting in damage, which will cost you about $350.00 to have it repaired. Please note that the buyer is responsible for the damage repair if this happens. The Focusing ring is clearly described as being in working condition when the lens is listed.



Leica Front Lens Cap 14233 A74

Leica Rear Lens Cap 14162

Leica Screw-In-Lens Hood


Please DO NOT use a flashlight because scratches/marks on the flashlight glass reflect through the lens elements you are inspecting, resulting in inaccurate inspection.

Front Lens Glass - No signs of scratch, cleaning mark, or coating loss are noted.

Rear Lens Glass - No signs of scratch, cleaning mark, or coating loss are noted. Internal Elements: No signs of Fungus/Hazing/Separation/Fogging/Smudge are detected on the perimeter of the lens.

Microscopic Dust: A+ 

Microscopic Fiber/Particles: A+

Microscopic Stray Hairline Cleaning Marks: A+

Microscopic Scratch: A+

Microscopic Specks: A+



Focusing Movement: Smooth with proper consistence. No backlash or play.

Aperture Ring Movement: Diaphragm stops correctly and snappy.

Diaphragm Blades: Clean and free of oil.

Built-In Lens Hood Extends/Retracts: N/A

PRICE is determined based on the conditions described above accordingly.This is a pre-owned and/or vintage item, so if you are looking for an item free from any flaw, optically, cosmetically and mechanically, please consider that this item may not be for you. Also we cannot provide the history of use, storage, handling or repair for this item. Please see GRADING CHARTs in separate sections:

Thank you for your interest and best wish for your search!!!!



Leica Macro-Vario-Elmar-R 35-70mm f/4 MF ROM #3832047 "Pristine Optics"

SKU: R35-70-3832047
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