Two New Leica T Lenses Released

Two long-awaited lenses for the Leica T have been released - the APO-Vario-Elmar-T 55-135mm 3.5-4.5 ASPH (80-200mm) (specs) and the Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH (17-35mm) (specs)! In fact, they are already available at some Leica stores and dealers. They were officially announced at Photokina in September of 2014.

Where to Buy

Adorama:

APO-Vario-Elmar-T 55-135mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH
Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH)

B&H:

APO-Vario-Elmar-T 55-135mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH
Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH)

Leica Store Miami:

APO-Vario-Elmar-T 55-135mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH
Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH)

Specifications

Leica 11-23mm and 55-135mm lens technical view

LEICA-SUPER-VARIO-ELMAR-T 11–23 mm f/3.5–4.5 ASPH

Compatible cameras Leica T
Angle of view
(diagonal, horizontal, vertical)
At 11 mm: approx. 103°, 93°, 70°
At 23 mm: approx. 65°, 56°, 39°
Corresponds to approx. 17–35 mm in 35 mm format
Optical design
Number of lens elements/groups 14/11
Aspherical surfaces 4
Position of entrance pupil (at infinity/closest focusing distance) At 11 mm: –70 mm
At 23 mm: –59.7 mm
(in light impingement direction in front of the bayonet flange)
Focusing
Setting/function Electronically controlled, focusing mode selectable from the camera menu: automatic (AF) or manual (M), manual override possible at any time in AF mode
Focusing range 0.2 m to infinity
Smallest object field/ largest reproduction ratio At 11 mm: approx. 230 × 153 mm/1:9.7
At 23 mm: approx. 127 × 85 mm/1:5.4
Aperture
Setting/function Electronically controlled, dial setting option, one-third stop increments
Smallest aperture value 16
Lens mount Leica T quick-release bayonet with contact strip for the Leica T camera system
Filter mount/ lens hood External bayonet mount for lens hood (included with lens), inner thread for E67 filters, non-rotating filter mount
Finish Black anodised
Dimensions and weight
Length to bayonet flange Approx. 97/77 mm (with/without lens hood)
Largest diameter Approx. 86/73 mm (with/without lens hood)
Weight Approx. 395/368 g (with/without lens hood)

LEICA APO-VARIO-ELMAR-T 55–135 mm f/3.5–4.5 ASPH

Compatible cameras Leica T
Angle of view
(diagonal, horizontal, vertical)
At 55 mm: approx. 28°, 24°, 16°
At 200 mm: approx. 12°, 10°, 7°
Corresponds to approx. 80–200 mm in 35 mm format
Optical design
Number of lenses/groups 12/10
Aspherical surfaces 1
Position of entrance pupil (at infinity/ closest focusing distance) At 55 mm: –54.4 mm
At 200 mm: –27.3 mm
(in light impingement direction in front of the bayonet flange)
Focusing
Setting/function Electronically controlled, focusing mode selectable from the camera menu: automatic (AF) or manual (M), manual override possible at any time in AF mode
Focusing range 1 m to infinity
Smallest object field/ largest reproduction ratio At 55 mm: approx. 403 × 268 mm/1:17.1
At 135 mm: approx. 188 × 125 mm/1:8.0
Aperture
Setting/function Electronically controlled, dial setting option, one-third stop increments
Smallest aperture value 16
Lens mount Leica T quick-release bayonet with contact strip for the Leica T camera system
Filter mount/ lens hood External bayonet mount for lens hood (included with lens), inner thread for E52 filters, non-rotating filter mount
Finish Black anodised
Dimensions and weight
Length to bayonet flange Approx. 165/110 mm (with/without lens hood)
Largest diameter Approx. 81/68 mm (with/without lens hood)
Weight Approx. 547/500 g (with/without lens hood)

APO-Vario-Elmar-T 55-135mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH

Leica APO-Vario-Elmar-T 55-135mm 3.5-4.5 ASPH lens, top view
Leica APO-Vario-Elmar-T 55-135mm 3.5-4.5 ASPH lens, front view

Exceptional performance and versatility for long distance shots.

The high-performance Leica T telephoto zoom brings faraway subjects to your fingertips. Its versatile range of focal lengths, equivalent to 80 to 200 mm in 35 mm format, makes it a lens you should never leave at home. It is ideal for portraits packed with character, exciting shots at events of all kinds, vibrant travel and wildlife shots, and getting to the heart of the action at sporting events.

Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH

Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH lens, top view
Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH lens, front view

Excellent sharpness for particularly wide and expansive shots.

The Leica T wide-angle zoom, equivalent to 17 to 35 mm in 35 mm format, offers excellent sharpness for particularly broad scenes. Ideal for capturing the beauty of architecture, richly detailed street views, imposing landscapes, and expressive scenes that you may find on your travels. The great advantage of wide-angle lenses is that you can pack so much more subject into your picture, even when you move in closer.

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