The Vario-Elmar-T 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH Lens from Leica is a zoom lens that offers a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 27-84mm. It has a variable maximum aperture of f/3.5 to f/5.6, and a minimum aperture of f/16. There are ten elements in seven groups with four aspherical surfaces. Front and rear lens caps as well as a pouch are all included to help protect your lens.
- Leica T Mount
- 27-84mm (35mm-Equivalent)
- Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/16
- 4 Aspherical Surfaces
Leica Vario-Elmar-T 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. Overview
Leica Vario-Elmar-T 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. Specs
|Focal Length||18 to 56mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 27 to 84mm)|
|Maximum Aperture||f/3.5 to 5.6|
|Lens Mount||Leica L|
|Lens Format Coverage||APS-C|
|Angle of View||75° to 28°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||1' / 0.3 m|
|Optical Design||10 Elements in 7 Groups|
|Filter Size||52 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||2.5 x 2.4" / 6.35 x 6.1 cm|
|Length at Maximum Extension||3.14" / 79.85 mm|
|Weight||9 oz / 255 g|
|Package Weight||1.25 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||8.268 x 5.197 x 5.118"|
Leica Vario-Elmar-T 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. Reviews
Versatile All Around Lens
A small compact lens with a1.5 crop is 27mm to 83mm which covers almost perfect shooting range for most picture taking situations. The compact lite weight lens pairs well the Leica CL. When paired with the CL you have a system the size of a point and shoot camera, with the resolution and color rendition that rivals a full frame Leica system.
Ultimate travel zoom lens
Great IQ. Of course it isn't great in low light - f/3.5 at best, mostly higher. But it weighs so little, is so compact, and takes the best outdoor photos of any standard zoom I've used. Not a jack of all trades lens, but rather, an excellent specialist.
This lens is very sharp, produces true Leica colors and has good aberration control. Very light, feels very balanced on both TL and CL camera bodies, excellent all around lens. I also love my 35Lux but it’s heavy and feels like it doesn’t belong on TL/CL, so I use this lens a lot more then Lux. This is probably the best kit lens I have ever used and I did use some excellent LUMIX and Olympus 4/3 and m4/3 glass before.
i love this lens its got everything i need in focal lengths to speed
This is a very sharp and compact lens, maybe the best one for travel, but only works well in good light conditions. In low light AF is poor.
I like the response that I get from this lens. I use it to take candid photography. And street photography. Great for landscapes also.
An amateurs review.
I recently purchased this vario with my CL, and as a rule I use it on Auto Focus......and it's fine in good light, but yesterday I shot a wedding held in a dimly illuminated park gazebo, and found it acted very slowly in focusing, and many of my photos were rather dim. Perhaps I was expecting too much in trying to capture the 'Moment', but very surpised with the out of focus & dim results.
Excellent clarity. Soon to be my go to lens for my TL2.
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