68/15119 Leica 19mm F2.8. IWF conversion
  • 68/15119 Leica 19mm F2.8. IWF conversion


    Image shown is of the 24mm which is representative of size and general concept.)

    Leica 19mm F2.8 Elmarit R, (V1 or V2) IWF, full 24 x 36 coverage conversion

    This is an ultra wide angle Leica optic. After conversion this becomes a close focus lens with a Macro capability but does not reach full 1:1. It does, however, retain all the features of a standard speed lens. This versatility is possible because of the patented Wireform™ variable pitch lens movement incorporated in the construction. An additional characteristic of this lens is its light weight, a feature made possible by the patented mechanical design. The combination of these characteristics make this lens particularly suitable for applications where weight and precise control of focus are important,for example with camera stabilization equipment and hand held use. All the Leica range IWF conversions benefit from internal focus and are fully geared for motorization. Each focal length has a separately computed focus helix to achieve the best possible focus scale for the particular focal length now using the inverted Wireform™  design (IWF).

    Van Diemen Lenses are assembled to client order in mount of clients choice and scaled metres or feet. Other lens mounts may be possible please contact us for more information.

    All Van Diemen Wireform™ conversions are now supplied with dual iris scales as a standard feature and uniform 114mm front diameter, however, can also supply other larger diameters on request.


    Lenses are supplied in PL or LPL mount with other options available on request.


      LENS 19mm F2.8 Leica 
      Nominal Focal Length 19mm
      F/No. F2.8
      Max Stop F22
      Front Diameter 114mm
      Build Style Short Body Macro Unscaled
      Weight 1.8kg (4lbs)
      Iris Gearing Dual Scaled Ø114.5mm 32DP 142 Teeth
      Focus Gearing Ø114.5mm 32DP 142 Teeth
      Angular FOV (Academy) 12.1 x 8.7 (Ø14.9)mm
      Min Distance (scaled) 1' 4"

      Lens construction


      8 elements, 6 groups
      Macro 1:1.2 Last scaled
      Back Focus adjustment In PL Mount Shims
    • TERMS


      Van Diemen aim to deliver within 90 days of receipt of order and 50% deposit/prepayment. We are unable to guarantee delivery times as they vary according to factory loading and availability of parts at the time of order.


      Various methods of payment are available via the website which are detailed in the website order processing. We do not accept Pay Pal payment for lens conversion work as Pay Pal terms and conditions conflict directly with the necessary conditions we work under for conversion work.


      We offer a full 2 year warranty with every Van Diemen Wireform™ product. This however does not extend to optical units on conversion products as they are supplied direct by the client.


      Warranty is applicable ex works Camberley, UK. It is the responsibility of the client to cover shipping and insurance to and from Van Diemen for all product sales and warranty work.

      Delivery Terms on Established Products

      Van Diemen Films Ltd now offer a 'Call In' service to clients in order to reduce the down time of working lenses. We offer to call in your lenses when your assembly slot comes due, normally within 90 days of order and agreement of terms. Once the lens is received, we aim to deliver within 30 days.