Leica APO-Telyt-M 135mm f/3.4 Lens

Leica APO-Telyt-M 135mm f/3.4 Lens

Leica APO-Telyt-M 135mm f/3.4 Lens

B&H # LE13534MB MFR # 11889
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Product Highlights

  • Leica M-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/3.4 to f/22
  • Apochromatic Design
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Built-In Lens Hood
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 4.9'
  • Filter Thread: 49mm
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Leica 11889 overview

  • 1Description

A unique lens within the Leica lens line-up, the APO-Telyt-M 135mm f/3.4 is a telephoto prime characterized by both its long focal length and apochromatic design. The telephoto design delivers an attractive visual compression that pairs well with a sophisticated optical layout that minimizes distortion and light fall-off for clean and accurate reproductions. As an apochromat, virtually all color fringing and chromatic aberrations have also been eliminated for a high degree of clarity, contrast, and color fidelity.

Apochromatic design delivers high resolution and sharpness while also suppressing chromatic aberrations and color fringing for notable clarity and color accuracy. Distortion and light fall-off have also been reduced for clean and accurate image quality.
Manual focus design provides a minimum focusing distance of 4.9' with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:9.
Built-in telescoping lens hood can be used to reduce lens flare and ghosting when working in strong lighting conditions.
UPC: 022243118892
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Leica APO-Telyt-M 135mm f/3.4 Lens
  • E49 Lens Cap for Select Leica Lenses
  • Rear Lens Cap for M-Mount Lenses
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Leica 11889 specs

    Focal Length 135mm
    Maximum Aperture f/22
    Minimum Aperture f/3.4
    Camera Mount Type Leica M
    Angle of View 18°
    Minimum Focus Distance 4.9' / 1.5 m
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:9
    Optical Design 5 Elements in 4 Groups
    Filter Thread 49mm
    Dimensions : 2.3 x L: 4.1" / : 58.5 x L: 104.7 mm
    Weight 15.9 oz / 450.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.1 x 4.6 x 4.5"

    Leica 11889 reviews

    APO-Telyt-M 135mm f/3.4 Lens is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great 135 I finally pulled the trigger a few months ago. Well, I've been waiting and searching since quite a while ago to make a final decision to buy the lens. The main issue was focusing the lens with the Leica rangefinder. The turning point was the EVF on M240. Focusing the lens is not a problem at all! Also, since the introduction of Sony a7 cameras, I mainly use the lens on a7r ii or a7s with an adapter. The images taken with the lens are amazingly sharp with vivid colors and contrast. Now, I see a lot of new possibilities with the lens in my photography. Telyt 135 is clearly a Leica lens and definitely performs like one. I strongly recommend it.
    Date published: 2015-12-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens Optically this is a great lens. About as good as you get at this focal length. There are two main limitations. First, you need the 1.4X Leica magnifier to focus adequately on M9. Second, unless taking pictures in daylight, I feel that a tripod is necessary to get adequately sharp pictures (since max aperture is 3.4 and need at least 1/60sec shutter speed handheld). I feel that best use of lens is for portraits. On tripod, after sunrise and before sunset, this lens is just amazing for portraits. Again, one has to accept the above mentioned limitations. Very special-purpose lens and not a walk-around lens. Sharpness and bokeh amazing at every aperture.
    Date published: 2011-11-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Telephoto 135mm f/3.4 APO Telyt M lens Great lens, crisp, not to hard to focus with EVF. Have not tried it in mountains as I have planed yet but works well so far for a prime that is needed at this length. Keep in mind that the minimal focus distance 5' which is not a problem depending on what one wants. One must also be aware that it is an f/3.4 so a tripod may be needed in low light. It does what it is suppose to do. Light, small in comparison with many telephotos anywhere close to approaching this quality. Love it, and very anxious to hike in some mountains with a lens that is fantastic, and lighter than a pizza oven.
    Date published: 2016-07-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great, compact 135 mm lens First, I was surprised that the lens came with the Leica 6-bit coding, which is not mentioned in the product description. So the camera recognizes the lens.Using the Leica M 240, focusing with the rangefinder or with the EVF or via live view is accurate. The images are stunning with high contrast and sharp focus. The lens does not allow as shallow depth of field as the Zeiss 135mm f/2, but it is also not nearly as heavy. I love the compact size of the Leica and for some reason, it seems to stimulate more creativity in my photography.
    Date published: 2014-01-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from As Good As Any Other Leica Lens After reading many online reviews about this lens, I was hesitant to purchase it. I've read many reports about difficulty in focusing and inconsistent results. However, the thought of using a lens with 135mm reach with a Leica rangefinder was too much temptation to resist. I'm glad I purchased it. In somewhat limited use, I have yet to discover any significant difficulty in focusing...even without the use of the 1.25 or 1.4 magnifiers, the lens has been very consistent in producing the image the way I expected it to be when I shot it. I have only used it on the Monochrom, so I can't comment on how it renders color. But sharpness and contrast are every bit as exceptional as you expect from a Leica lens. Ridiculously sharp, and has that subtle, abstract know it when you see it Leica look to the image...as if you're looking through a window. To produce a 135mm lens as light and easy to handle as this lens is just incredible. I look forward to using this lens in all kinds of different situations.
    Date published: 2013-05-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Was not sure that a tele-lens was really something I would need. After two weeks, I don't want to miss it anymore. I have to say it is tricky to get it right with the focus but if, the photos are amazing.
    Date published: 2011-12-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super telephoto lens This is a wonderfully sharp and clear lens. It is relatively small compared to most lenses of this focal length. Focusing with the rangefinder alone will yield consistently disappointing results. Use of an EVF with this lens is highly recommended. In addition, when shooting hand-held, higher shutter speeds are suggested (at least 1/500, if the light permits). I compared this lens head-to-head (same f-stops, etc.) with the well-reviewed Zeiss 135mm f/2.0 APO Sonnar using the same camera body (Leica M240). I was surprised that the Leica APO Telyt was consistently and noticeably sharper, and also had better contrast/acuity and color. I sent the huge Zeiss lens back and kept the much smaller Leica lens. The 135mm APO Telyt lens is a sleeper and a gem. It's one lens of the few lenses I would not part with for my M, and is in the same company as a 50mm asph Summilux, a 75mm Summarit, a 28mm asph Elmarit, and a late version of the 180mm APO Telyt 3.4.
    Date published: 2017-03-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Leica 135mm f/3.4 APO Telyt M Lens. 1. I just received this lens overnight from B&H. I immediately stepped outside, after unpacking this lens, made a few quick snaps, including at wide-open aperture & this lens performs very well on my Leica M9. I did this because I had read reports that this lens is difficult to focus and is not recommended for shooting at open aperture. Another group of shooters with this lens, say it functions just fine for them at all apertures, they don't need a magnifier, and that the lens is sharp, good contrast and colors -- well, my findings are consistent with this latter group of shooters. 2. Overall, an excellent lens for my needs, plus it's small, light-weight and very easy to carry for a lens of this focal length; and, I am glad I went ahead and purchased this lens, despite what I've heard from some others. On the M9, all I do is select this lens in the lens menu manually, quickly focus and fire away, it's no problem at all. Frankly, I select the lens manually to have it's focal length recorded in metadata for the images I shoot with it; this lens attached to my M9 functions well, with or without doing this.
    Date published: 2010-08-17
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