Today, Leica presented a new wide-angle lens with the equivalent of 27mm, developing a bit a humble, as for now, Leica TL system.
Leica Elmarit-TL 18 mm f/2.8 APSH, as this is the full name of the new lens, is going to be the widest lens of the system. The lens will also be very compact – it has the dimensions of 21x62mm and it weighs 80g so it’s going to be a great companion in reportage photography.
1). Leica Elmarit-TL 18mm f/2.8 APSH and Leica CL
The optical system of the new lens has been built on the basis of 8 lenses placed in 6 groups, among which we have 4 aspheric lenses, which are to guarantee good resolution, both in the centre and on the edges of the frame. The lens will enable focus adjustment from the distance of 30cm from the photographed object. Electronic aperture can be closed up to f/16.
2). Leica TL Lens Family
The lens is going to be available on the market at the end of November and it’s going to cost $1300.