Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11–23 mm f/3.5–4.5 ASPH. and APO-Vario-Elmar-T 55-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH.

Leica presents two high-performance lenses for the Leica T camera system at Photokina 2014. : The Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11–23 mm f/3.5–4.5 ASPH. wide-angle lens and the Leica APO Vario-Elmar-T 55–135 mm f/3.5–4.5 ASPH. telephoto lens.

Both lenses will be available from authorised Leica dealers beginning in January 2015. The Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH will cost $1,950. The Leica APO-Vario-Elmar-T 55-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. will cost $1,950.

  • Wide angle zoom lens Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11–23 mm f/3.5–4.5 ASPH.(equals 17-35 mm in 35mm)
  • Tele zoom lens Leica APO Vario-Elmar-T 55–135 mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH. (equals 80-200 mm  in 35mm)

Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11–23 mm f/3.5–4.5 ASPH. and APO-Vario-Elmar-T 55-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH.

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

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. Specifications

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)

New lenses for the LEICA T camera system

Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, presents two high-performance lenses for the Leica T camera system at photokina 2014: the Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11–23 mm f/3.5–4.5 ASPH. wide-angle lens and the Leica APO Vario-Elmar-T 55–135 mm f/3.5–4.5 ASPH. telephoto lens.

With a zoom range equivalent to 17 to 35 mm in 35 mm format, the Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11–23 mm f/3.5–4.5 ASPH. offers excellent sharpness for particularly wide-coverage shots. It is ideal for capturing the beauty of architecture, richly detailed street views, imposing landscapes and expressive scenes you may find on your travels. A zoom range equivalent to 80 to 200 mm in 35 mm format makes the Leica APO Vario-Elmar-T 55–135 mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH. particularly versatile. It is suitable for characterful portraits, exciting shots at events, vibrant travel and wildlife shots and capturing the action at sporting events.

Both lenses will be available from authorised Leica dealers beginning in January 2015.

Together with the existing Leica Vario-Elmar-T 18–56 mm f/3.5–5.6 ASPH. and Leica Summicron-T 23 mm f/2 ASPH. lenses, this increases the portfolio of lenses available for the Leica T camera system to four. Developed by Leica optical designers as precision tools, they offer the exceptional imaging performance and outstanding picture quality for which Leica lenses are famed – in every situation.

Unique in design and pared down to essential functions, the new Leica T camera system offers everything anyone could ever need for pure, creative photography and the best imaging results. The combination of a newly developed high-performance processor and an APS-C-format CMOS sensor with over 16.5 megapixels (effective 16.2 megapixels) guarantees superior picture quality in all photographic situations.

The handling concept of the Leica T is logical, simple and concentrated on relevant functions. At the heart of the concept is the uncluttered design of the touchscreen display. Numerous functions in capture and playback mode can be controlled simply by touching the screen. The only other controls are four ergonomically positioned haptic control elements that are intuitive in their operation.

The Leica T is the first system camera from Leica to feature an integrated Wi-Fi module. Pictures and videos can be wirelessly transmitted straight from the camera to a smartphone, tablet or computer, and can then be shared by email or on Facebook or other social media.

The Leica T camera system also offers a multitude of accessories. Developed especially for the Leica T camera system – and perfectly harmonised with the camera – is the high-resolution electronic viewfinder with a selectable integrated GPS feature. Also available is the new Leica SF 26 flash unit, which provides additional opportunities for flash exposures or fill-in flash for brightening subjects. Another practical accessory is the Leica M-Adapter T, which allows users to mount and use Leica M-Lenses on a Leica T body. Further camera accessories in four trendy colours – melon yellow, orange-red, black and white – and an extensive range of premium bags and cases systematically continue the Leica system concept. Individual accessories build on and complement one another, and some offer unique options for personalised combination.