Leica Elmarit-TL 1:2.8/18 ASPH. – compact wide angle for Leica CL / TL2
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In addition to the new Leica CL, Leica Camera AG introduces the Leica Elmarit TL 1:2.8/18 ASPH, a wide-angle lens for the Leica APS-C system (currently with Leica TL2 / Leica CL). The image angle corresponds to a 27mm lens in 35mm format.
The very compact optic consists of 8 lenses with 4 aspherical surfaces in 6 groups. It weighs only 80g and protrudes only 21mm from the camera body.
The Leica Elmarit TL 1:2.8/18 ASPH will be available in black and silver. Price and availability are not officially announced yet.
Here are the official technical data:
|Technical data||Leica Elmarit-TL 1:2.8/18 ASPH.|
|Compatible cameras||All Leica cameras with Leica L bayonet1|
|Angle of view (diagonal, horizontal, vertical)||Approx. 75°, 65°, 46°, corresponding to around 27mm focal length in 35mm format|
|Number of lenses / groups||8 / 6|
|Position of entrance pupil (at infinity)||-12.5mm (in direction of light incidence in front of bayonet mount)|
|Setting / Function||Electronically controlled, mode selectable using|
|camera menu||Automatic (AF) or manual (M), in AF mode manual override possible at any times with setting dial|
|Focusing range||0.3m to ∞|
|Smallest object field / Largest scale||Approx.: 343 x 228mm / 1:14|
|Setting / Function||Electronically controlled, adjustment using dial on camera, third values also available|
|Lens mount||Leica L bayonet with contact strip|
|Filter mount||Internal thread for E39 filters, filter mount does not rotate|