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Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH Lens

BH #LE112335 • MFR #11082
Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH Lens
Key Features
  • Leica T Mount
  • 17-35mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5-4.5 to f/16
  • Four Aspherical Surfaces
With an equivalent focal length of 17-35mm, the Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH Lens from Leica provides Leica T users with a versatile wide-angle zoom lens. It offers an aperture range of f/3.5-4.5 to f/16 for maintaining a compact form factor and utilizes four aspherical surfaces to control aberrations and distortion. Additionally, the lens features autofocus with an override option for manual focus when needed.
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Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 A... Overview

With an equivalent focal length of 17-35mm, the Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH Lens from Leica provides Leica T users with a versatile wide-angle zoom lens. It offers an aperture range of f/3.5-4.5 to f/16 for maintaining a compact form factor and utilizes four aspherical surfaces to control aberrations and distortion. Additionally, the lens features autofocus with an override option for manual focus when needed.

Another benefit of this lens is a close focusing distance of 7.9", allowing photographers to get close to their subjects. The lens barrel features a black anodized finish and is made of metal for durability. Also, the lens hood is included and the lens can use 67mm filters.

Optical design with 14 elements in 11 groups
Four aspherical surfaces maintain lens' compact size and control aberrations
Electronically controlled focus and aperture
Focusing range from 7.9" to infinity
Reproduction ratio of 1:9.7 at 11mm and 1:5.4 at 23mm
Black anodized finish
UPC: 799429110826

Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 A... Specs

Focal Length11 to 23mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 17 to 35mm)
Maximum Aperturef/3.5 to 4.5
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountLeica L
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View103° to 64°
Minimum Focus Distance0.66' / 20 cm
Maximum Magnification0.18x
Optical Design14 Elements in 11 Groups
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.87 x 3.03" / 73 x 77 mm
Weight12.98 oz / 368 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.1 x 5.1 x 5.1"

Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 A... Reviews

LEICA SUPERB ZOOM

By Carl
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-09

I recently purchased a Leica Cl and wanted a compact zoom for the kit. After much research , I decided on the Leica 11-23 and couldn't be more pleased! Most impressive is the sharpness at all apertures! When I tested the lens and compared the corner sharpness,vignetting,and overall color and contrast to my Leica 21 Super Elmar, it actually outperformed my Super Elmar in many ways. I made the right choice and look forward to many years of enjoyment from this superb lens on my new camera!

Superwide lens for the wide-eyes deep-brain folks

By Alexander
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-07-23

16.5-34.5mm full-frame equivalent, sharp, good contrast, very little distortions, compact enough. It is now the most used lens on my Leica CL. With it, plus the old Elmar-C 90F4.0 and 7Artisans 50F1.1 CL became one wonderful camera set for this travel the world and photo it vagabond.

What an outstanding WA/UWA lens

By Steven
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-04-29

This lens is a great little versatile lens. The first I chose to have on a Leica CL. It handles wide and ultra wide shots with outstanding IQ plus a good walking focal length in the 35mm equivalent.� Amazingly sharp to the corners in all focal lengths. The type of magic that Leica places in their image making is hard to describe, with excellent neutral color rendition and sharpness. This is just the first of a couple of lens I want to build around the camera. It covers a good list of focal lengths; 16, 24, 28 and 35mm. Can't wait to add a couple more lens to complete the system.

Punches outside its weight class

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-20

This is a great little zoom... an amazing lens for landscape and city... it holds up at all focal lengths to pixel peepers but don't give in to that unrealistic examination... instead, enjoy the warmth and color. It has that Leica look which is why we use these cameras to begin with.

A Perfect Little Lens...

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-16

This is a perfect little lens for street and landscape... no complaints... a perfect companion to my CL...

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What is the E. Leitz issue with this out-of-stock lens design/manufacuiring problems, high demand, something else?
Asked by: Alexander
There is no specific cause for this lens being out of stock. In fact, it is more normal for this brand to be out rather than in. This has do to with high demand, high build standards and low production. Basically, the customer buys the lens and waits. Their patience is rewarded by then possessing one of the finest lenses in the world. We rarely, if ever, hear customers saying the wait was not worth it.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2020-06-27

Can you show the MTF chart for this lens?

Can you show the MTF chart for this lens?
Asked by: Kin Pun
The Data Sheet for the lens: http://us.leica-camera.com/content/download/120633/1219138/version/9/file/Technical-Data-Leica-Super-Vario-Elmar-T+11-23+ASPH._EN.pdf
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-05-26

Will it work with Lumix S5 and how? Thanks.

Will it work with Lumix S5 and how? Thanks.
Asked by: Manojchandra
The Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH is an L-mount lens designed for the APS-C/Super 35 format. When used with your Panasonic Lumix S5, you might be forced to use it in cropped/Super 35 mode in order to avoid vignetting at certain focal lengths. Your results may vary.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-10-31

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This lens can works at sony a7 II?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Leica 11-23mm lens is designed to fit Leica L-mount cameras (T, TL, CL, TL2, and SL at present). It cannot be adapted to other lens mounts in any practical way because it is dependent upon electrical power and control signals that only L-mount cameras provide.
Answered by: Godfrey D.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Which wide angle lens is best for lumix gx8?
Asked by: Anonymous
A good wide-angle lens from Panasonic, Olympus, or Cosina/Voigtlnder that has a Micro-FourThirds lens mount. The Leica 11-23mm lens cannot be adapted to Micro-FourThirds cameras.
Answered by: Godfrey D.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Can I put this on a Leica SL?
Asked by: Anthony L.
You can, and the SL will automatically set it up as crop sensor and produce roughly 10 megapixel images out of it. So in theory you are better off buying a 16 megapixel Leica T (which are even relatively cheap nowadays).However, this might be an ideal SL lens if you want to use its 4K video mode, because the SL 4K video operates at a crop sensor size. So if you use this on the SL in 4K mode it will work just as well as the larger, heavier and more expensive full frame lenses would.
Answered by: David D.
Date published: 2021-10-07
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