Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-TL 11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH.

(1 review) Write a Review
Adding to cart… The item has been added

Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-TL 11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH.

The Leica TL wide-angle zoom, equivalent to 17 to 35 mm in 35 mm format, offers excellent sharpness for particularly broad scenes. Ideal for capturing the beauty of architecture, richly detailed street views, imposing landscapes, and expressive scenes that you may find on your travels. The great advantage of wide-angle lenses is that you can pack so much more subject into your picture, even when you move in closer.

The lens has an f/3.5-4.5 to 16 aperture range and uses four aspherical surfaces that prevent aberrations and distortion when shooting. The lens has an autofocus with an override option, for manual focus. Another advantage of this lens is its small focusing distance of 7.9'. This allows the photographer to get close to their objects. The lens barrel has a black anodized surface and is made of metal and guarantees a long life. A lens hood is included with this lens. 67mm filters can be used for the lens.

The essentials:

  • 11-23 mm APS-C format corresponds to 17-35 mm in 35 mm format
  • Aperture range: 1: 3.5-4.5 / 11-23 mm ASPH.
  • Aspherical surfaces: 4
  • 14 lenses in 11 groups
  • Autofocus and manual focus
  • Internal thread for E67 filter
  • L-mount bayonet
  • Available in black, anodized


A compact ultra-wide zoom lens for the TL and CL system, perfect for landscape and architectural photography

The LEICA Camera Blog

  • Compatible cameras:
    All Leica T models
  • Field angle:
    At 11 mm: approx. 103º, 93º, 70º, At 23 mm: approx: 103º, 93º, 70º, corresponding to around 17-35 mm focal length in 35 mm format
  • Optical design number of lenses/group:
    14 / 11
  • Aspherical surfaces:
  • Position of entrance pupil at infinity:
    At 11 mm: -70 mm; at 23 mm: -59.7 mm
  • Distance setting /function:
    Electronically controlled; Mode selectable using camera menu: Automatic  (AF) or manual (M), in AF mode manual override possible at any time with setting dial
  • Focusing range:
    0.2 m to infinity
  • Smallest object field/largest scale:
    At 11 mm: approx. 230 x 153 mm / 1:9.7; at 23 mm: approx. 127 x 85 mm / 1:5.4
  • Aperture setting/function:
    Electronically controlled; adjustment using dial on camera; third values also available
  • Lowest value:
  • Filter mount/lens hood:
    External bayonet fitting for lens hood (included), internal thread for E67 filters, filter mount does not rotate
  • Finish:
    Black anodized
  • Largest diameter:
    Approx. 77 / 97 mm (without / with lens hood)
  • Length to bayonet mount:
    Approx. 73 / 86 mm (without / with lens hood)
  • Weight:
    Approx. 368 / 395 g (without / with lens hood)

Lens, lens hood; Object lid front and back

Limited Warranty:
Leica Camera AG (‘LEICA’) provides a two-year product limited warranty for this LEICA camera valid from the date of purchase from an authorized LEICA dealer, including the accessories contained in the original packaging, which are valid for two years.

1 Review Hide Reviews Show Reviews

  • 5
    Leica CL wide angle zoom

    Posted by Gunnar Sundstrom on Feb 21st 2021

    Outstanding lens and has a fairly small footprint. It goes perfectly with my mid-range zoom and macro.