Leica Compact 28mm F2.8 Wireform™ 24x36 PL Conversion. (Supply and Convert scroll to 68/151280)

Leica Compact 28mm F2.8 Wireform™ 24x36 PL Conversion. (Supply and Convert scroll to 68/151280)

Product no.: 68/15128 (Type: Conversion of owner supplied lens)

Parts In Stock
can be shipped within circa 90 days

Price without VAT or delivery

Leica 28mm Wireform™ Elmarit F2.8 lens movement. PL mount by Van Diemen Lenses are assembled to client order in mount of choice and scaled to choice metres or feet.

Now available in compact metalwork.

The second image is an illustration of the new 24x36 wide angle lens profile. Actual images will be displayed as they become available.


Wireform™ variable pitch lens movement.

Fully internal focus.

New shorter compact form.

Industry standard easy access focus and iris gears on single diameter.

Solid and robust end stops on focus and iris movements.

Uniform non rotating 114mm front diameter suitable for accessory mounting.

Delivered in PL mount as standard others possible.

This range of Leica Motion Picture lenses is constructed using the Van Diemen patented Wireform™ lens drive system. This mechanical drive system provides very smooth focus movements, durability in service and resilience under severe conditions of use. The lenses have been designed with the requirement for good close focus performance producing a Macro capability. These lenses fully cover the Academy Format and more so can also be used with larger frame sizes.

Incorporates the latest new design floating element optical system. This has enhanced the performance of the lens which is particularly evident at close focus. The contrast of this lens is very good, resolution at the image field as well as in the centre is excellent. This resolution and contrast is maintained at full aperture.

All Van Diemen Wireform™ conversions are now supplied with dual iris scales as a standard feature. Uniform 100mm front diameter, however, can also supply other larger diameters on request.

Additional product information

LENS 28mm Wide Angle
Nominal Focal Length 28mm
F/No. 2.8   T3.0
Max Stop 22
Front Diameter 114mm
Length (front to focal plane) 115mm
Weight 0.65kg (1lb 7oz)
Iris Gearing Dual Scaled Ø120mm 32DP 149 Teeth
Focus Gearing Ø120mm 32DP 149 Teeth
Angular FOV (Academy **) 41.3 x 30.5 (Ø49.9)mm
Min Distance (scaled) 7 inches

Lens construction


Back Focus adjustment Shims



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


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.


Type Conversion of owner supplied lens

Selection: Leica Compact 28mm F2.8 PL Wireform™ PL

Product no. Type Status Price
68/15128 Conversion of owner supplied lens
£3,075.00 *
68/151280 Van Diemen Wireform™ (Lens Supplied)
£4,075.00 *
Prices without VAT or delivery

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