Ernst Leitz Wetzlar joins the L-Mount alliance

October 18, 2021

Ernst Leitz Wetzlar GmbH is the first company to join The L-Mount Alliance since the group began in 2018. Consisting of founding members Leica Camera AG, SIGMA, and Panasonic, the goal of the alliance is to utilize the L-mount standard developed by Leica Camera for cameras and lenses in future product development. Ernst Leitz Wetzlar designs and manufactures premium lenses for cinematography and believes that products developed with the L-Mount will present great benefits to cinematographers and photographers alike.

The L-Mount offers the advantages of a large inner diameter of 51.6 mm along with a shallow flange depth of 20 mm, as well as a robust electronic interface. Originally introduced by Leica Camera in 2014, the L-Mount is now available on 9 cameras and over 50 lenses across the three existing alliance partners.

Rainer Hercher, managing irector: “We believe that the future of photography and cinematography includes a substantial market for shallow flange depth camera and lens designs. The advantages of the L-Mount when it comes to designing lenses is unquestionable as it enables fast, high-performance lenses to be smaller and less expensive to manufacture, characteristics limited by the physics of a deeper flange depth.”

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