Leica has released a new prime lens for the Leica T camera system, the Leica APO-Macro-Elmarit-TL 60mm f/2.8 ASPH.


 The Leica APO-Macro-Elmarit-TL 60mm f/2.8 ASPH. lens. (Source: Leica Camera.)

Covering an angle of view equivalent to approximately 90mm in 35mm format, the company sees this new macro lens as the reference lens in the APS-C segment. With a close focusing distance of 16 cm, it delivers macro exposures with a reproduction ratio of 1:1 and impressive imaging performance. The optical design consists of 10 elements in 9 groups, with four aspherical surfaces. The minimum aperture is f/32. Measuring 130mm in length with a diameter of 81mm, this lens weighs approximately 320 grams. It is supplied with a cylindrical lens hood.

The new lens will be available in a choice of black or silver. It is the sixth lens available for the Leica T camera system. The ‘TL’ designation indicates compatibility with  the new Leica SL system, since both the Leica T and SL share the same L bayonet mount.

The Leica APO-Macro-Elmarit-TL 60mm f/2.8 ASPH is available from authorised Leica dealers now at an RRP of AU$3,300. To locate your nearest Leica dealer visit http://en.leica-camera.com/Stores-Dealers/Leica-dealer-locator.