Leica TS-APO-Elmar-S 120mm f/5.6 ASPH.

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Leica TS-APO-Elmar-S 120mm f/5.6 ASPH.

Perspective control

Similar to the movements of a view camera, the Leica TS-APO-ELMAR-S 120mm f5.6 ASPH., gives the photographer complete control over the perspective and the focal plane. The lens is characterized by an image circle increased by 153mm, which means that the lens can be shifted by up to 12 mm from the optical axis in any direction. This allows the user to change the view without changing the perspective, thus supporting, for example, product shots without irritating converging lines.

Independent of the shift, you can tilt the lens by up to 8° in any direction, thus tilting the focal plane in line with Scheimpflug's principle.

The exterior of the Leica TS-APO-Elmar-S 120mm f5.6 ASPH. is different from that of other S lenses, due to its special design as a tilt/shift lens. The lens has a total of four rings for tilt and shift, one turn-and-slide ring each for adjusting the tilt and shift directions, and one ring each for adjusting the tilt and swing respectively. It additionally features a tripod plate with a 1/4" and a 3/8" thread, which allows the user to fix the lens in any orientation thanks to the rotating clamp and clamping screw.

The lens's large image circle simultaneously supports a shift of up to 12 mm and a tilt of up to 8°. Both the tilt and the shift mechanisms rotate through 360°, so that the respective adjustments can be made in any direction and independently of one other.

The essentials:

  • Full control over perspectives and the location of the focus level
  • Creative Tilt & Shift photography
  • Best image quality to the edge through aspherical optics
  • Seal against dust and spray water
  • Made in Germany


The LEICA Camera Blog

  • Lens:
    Tilt/shift telephoto lens with superior imaging quality for Leica S-Cameras
  • Compatible cameras:
    All Leica S-Models
  • Angle of view lens in neutral setting:
    ~23,6°, 20°, 13,6° (diagonal, horizontal, vertical), equivalent to ~96 mm focal length in 35 mm format
  • Optical Design
  • Number of lenses / groups:
    6 / 4, 1 Aspherical surface
  •  Position of entrance pupil:
    65.6 mm
  • Shift / tilt Displacement:
    Max. 12 mm / .5 inches, in all directions
  • Tilt angle:
    Max. 8°, in all directions
  • Focusing Working range:
    0.92 m ( 3 ft) to infinity
  • Scales:
    Combined meter / feet graduation
  • Smallest object field:
    ~159 x 239 mm
  • Largest reproduction ratio:
  • Aperture Setting / function:
    Manual presetting, setting and open/close with separate rings, one-third values selectable
  • Smallest aperture value:
  • Bayonet:
    Leica S quick-change bayonet
  • Filter mount:
    Inner threaded mount for E95 filters, non-rotating filter mount
  • Finish:
    Black anodized
  • Overall length to bayonet flange:
    ~144 mm / 5.7 inches
  • Maximum diameter:
    ~108/57.7 mm / 4.25/2.27 inches with/without tripod plate
  • Weight:
    ~1110 g / 2.45 lb

Lens, lens rear cover, lens front cover, soft lens bag

Limited Warranty:
Leica Camera AG (‘LEICA’) provides a one-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.