The Leica 35-70mm f/4.0 Vario-Elmar R is a handy two-touch zoom lens that offers very good imaging qualities as well as great ease of operation. Its high optical performance is achieved by means of a built-in aspherical lens element and other refinements. In the macro range, close-up pictures can be made at distances as near as 10". That corresponds to a reproduction ratio of 1:2.8. That in turn permits format-filling photographs of very small subjects.
This lens works on all Leica R models. It can NOT be used on the earlier Leicaflex series.