Exceptional performance and versatility for long distance shots.

The high-performance Leica TL 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.

Proofs of performance

Technical Data Files
LEICA APO-VARIO-ELMAR-TL 55-135 mm f/3.5- 4.5 ASPH
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LEICA APO-VARIO-ELMAR-T 55-135 mm f/3.5- 4.5 ASPH
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Technical Data

Lens APO-Vario-Elmar-TL 55–135 f/3.5–4.5 ASPH.
Order no. 11 083
Compatible cameras All Leica cameras with Leica L bayonet
Field angle (diagonal, horizontal, vertical) At 55 mm: approx. 28°, 24°, 16°, at 200 mm: approx. 12 °, 10°, 7°,
corresponding to around approx. 80 - 200 mm focal length in 35 mm format.
Optical design Number of lenses/groups: 12/10. Aspherical surfaces: 1.
Position of entrance pupil at infinity: at 55 mm: -54.4 mm, at 200 mm: -27.3 mm.
Distance setting 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: 1 m to ∞.
Smallest object field/largest scale: at 55 mm: approx. 403 x 268 mm/f/17.1, at 135 mm: approx. 188 x 125 mm/f/8.0.
Aperture Setting/Function: Electronically controlled, adjustment using dial on camera, third values also available.
Lowest value: 16.
Bajonet fitting Leica L bayonet.
Filter mount/ Lens hood External bayonet fitting for lens hood (included), internal thread for E60 filters, filter mount does not rotate.
Finish Black anodized.
Dimensions and Weight Length to bayonet mount: approx. 110/165 mm (without/with lens hood).
Largest diameter: approx. 68/81 mm (without/with lens hood).
Weight: approx. 500/547 g (without/with lens hood).

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APO-Vario-Elmar-TL 55–135 f/3.5–4.5 ASPH.

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