With the Leica Macro-Adapter-M this lens permits macro shots to a magnification of 1:3. Without the adapter, it serves as a compact 90 mm telephoto lens. In combination with the Tri-Elmar, this lightweight telephoto lens provides an excellent, universally usable compact system for traveling. When retracted, it is no larger than a 50 mm lens.
The attractive set includes the Leica Macro-Elmar-M 90 mm f/4 (black anodized) , the Leica Macro-Adapter-M for M 90 mm f/4 and the M Anglefinder. It is a real boon for shooting in the macro mode, as when shooting flowers, insects and other close-up subjects, and is a great portrait lens.