Leitz Cine ELSIE 35mm T2.1 LPL Mount Cine Lens (Feet)

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Product Overview


  • 46.5mm Image Circle Covers VistaVision
  • T2.1 to T22 Aperture Range
  • 1.1' Close Focus
  • Consistent Gear Position Across Lens Set
  • LPL Mount with Cooke /i and LDS-2
  • Geared Focus and Iris Control Rings
  • Designed to Work with Leitz Zoom Series
  • 270° Focus Rotation
  • Designed and Manufactured in Germany

Designed for motion picture productions shot in 8K VistaVision, the Leitz ELSIE 35mm T2.1 LPL Mount Cine Lens features an ARRI LPL mount and provides the painterly bokeh and crisp resolution that the company is known for. Projecting a usable image circle of 46.5mm in diameter, it is compatible with the ARRI ALEXA LF and LF Mini camera bodies. The T2.1 maximum aperture is consistent among the range, so there is no concern about exposure variations when cutting between the lenses in the set.

A 270° focus rotation makes for accurate focus pulls. Each lens incorporates geared focus and iris control rings that share the same position among every lens in the set, so swapping lenses can be done without adjusting your follow focus or lens control system. The 35mm lens has a close focus of 1.1', weighs only 4.4 lb, and features lens markings in feet.

Dreamy Bokeh

Engineered to resemble the look of the M lenses, the ELSIE lens creates a pleasant blur and tasteful vignette effect toward the edge of the frame. It offers a similar image quality and feel as the Leitz Zoom series.

Standardization throughout the Set

Designed to facilitate quick swaps without time-consuming adjustments to the lens control system, this series has standardized its geared control rings for the iris and focus. The T2.1 aperture is also consistent across the collection. A wide 46.5mm image circle is produced by each of the ELSIE lenses.

LPL Mount

Designed specifically to accommodate large-format digital sensors, the LPL mount is an upgrade to the PL mount. ARRI eliminated the space reserved for mechanical shutters and widened the mount's diameter to 62mm.

Cooke /i and LDS-2

Automatically record metadata like focus setting, T-stop, and depth of field. Synced to timecode, this data is invaluable for post-production and enables on-set crew resources to be assigned elsewhere.


Focal Length 35mm
Lens Mount ARRI LPL
Lens Format Coverage Full Frame
Image Circle 46.5 mm
Maximum Aperture T2.1
Minimum Aperture T22
Horizontal Angle of View Full Frame: 54.4°
Super35: 39.1°
Minimum Focus Distance From Unspecified Point in Lens: 1.15' / 0.35 m
Diaphragm Blades 13
Front Diameter 95 mm
Filter Thread 92 mm
Focus Scales Imperial
Focus Rotation 270°
Iris Rotation 51.45°
Electronic Communication Yes
Image Stabilization No
Dimensions (W x H) 3.7 x 3.7" / 95 x 95 mm
Length 6.3" / 160 mm
Weight 4.4 lb / 2 kg


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