Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56 f/3.5-5.6 ASPH.

Photography has never been so carefree
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black anodized finish

Pay attention to details just like you do

No matter whether you’re shooting landscapes, documentaries or portraits, the Leica Vario-Elmar-TL, the all-round lens, lets you capture rich-in-detail, high-contrast photos that are sharp from edge to edge and corner to corner, even in unfavourable light. This compact standard zoom covers a range of focal lengths from 28 to 85 mm and guarantees pictures with the wonderful signature Leica bokeh.

Proofs of performance

Technical Data Files
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Technical Data

Lens Vario-Elmar-TL 18–56 f/3.5–5.6 ASPH.
Order no. 11 080
Compatible cameras All Leica cameras with Leica L bayonet
Field angle (diagonal, horizontal, vertical) At 18 mm: approx. 75°, 62°, 41°,
at 56 mm: approx. 28°, 23°, 15°,
corresponding to around 28 - 85 mm focal length in 35 mm format
Optical design Number of lenses/groups: 10/7
Aspherical surfaces: .
Position of entrance pupil at infinity: at 18 mm: -37.8 mm, at 56 mm: -28 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: 0.3/0.45 m (at 18/56 mm) to ∞
Smallest object field/largest scale: at 18 mm: approx. 312 x 207 mm/1:13.2, at 56 mm: approx. 110 x 73 mm/1:7.5
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 E52 filters, filter mount does not rotate
Finish Black anodized
Dimensions and Weight Length to bayonet mount: approx. 60/99 mm (without/with lens hood)
Largest diameter: approx. 63/73 mm (without/with lens hood)
Weight: approx. 256/287 g (without/with lens hood)

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Vario-Elmar-TL 18–56 f/3.5–5.6 ASPH.

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