Leitz 60mm f/2.8 Macro-Elmarit-R
If there is such a thing as a 'must have' lens in the Leica repertorie
the 60mm f/2.8 Macro-Elmarit-R could be the one.
Based on versatility and excellent resolution at all focus ranges
the 60mm Macro has no peer, it can focus from infinity to 1:2 (half lifesize)
without the use of ancillary devices."
"Stop it down by one or two apertures and outstanding results
can be achieved at longer shooting distances.
It very effectivly suppresses reflections even under difficult light conditions,
light falloff and distortion are practically non-existent."
"The first impression you get when you hold the 60mm is that of strength.
More than any other Leica R lens the 60mm f/2.8 Macro-Elmarit-R
feels like it was designed for survivability in the field.
Accordingly the helicoid of this lens is possibly
the smoothest and and most reassuring of any 35mm lens made.
Compare the filter ring of your current Japanese lens
to the massive filter ring of the 60mm f/2.8 Macro-Elmarit-R
and you will see it's like comparing a corvette to a battleship."